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3D Limit Equilibrium Analysis for Slopes
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Powerful Failure Surface Searching

Locate critical failure surfaces and compute the correct factor of safety using a combination of global metaheuristic search methods and local surface altering technology. With parallel processing added for both failure searching and FS computations, results can now be generated within minutes.

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Powerful Failure Surface Searching

Locate critical failure surfaces and compute the correct factor of safety using a combination of global metaheuristic search methods and local surface altering technology. With parallel processing added for both failure searching and FS computations, results can now be generated within minutes.

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Integration with Radar Data

Streamline your workflow and get more detailed insights by integrating 3D wireframes (representing surveyed topography, geological surfaces, modelled faults, etc.) directly into your 3D models.

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Integration with Radar Data

Streamline your workflow and get more detailed insights by integrating 3D wireframes (representing surveyed topography, geological surfaces, modelled faults, etc.) directly into your 3D models.

3D Model Creation – Point cloud, LiDar, Leapfrog

Constructing slope stability models is easier and faster than ever before. Import surfaces from geological modelling or mine planning software or use built-in surface construction methods using coordinates or borehole data. Choose to build surfaces from point cloud data or import block models from applications such as Leapfrog, Deswik, Datamine, and Vulcan.

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3D Model Creation – Point cloud, LiDar, Leapfrog

Constructing slope stability models is easier and faster than ever before. Import surfaces from geological modelling or mine planning software or use built-in surface construction methods using coordinates or borehole data. Choose to build surfaces from point cloud data or import block models from applications such as Leapfrog, Deswik, Datamine, and Vulcan.

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Slide3 across Applications
  • Dams & Embankments
  • Retaining Walls
  • Open-pit Mining
  • Rock & Soil Slopes

Slide3 contains features such as rapid drawdown, complex pore pressure distributions, many non-linear material models, and unsaturated strength, that make it suitable for the modeling of dams and embankments. It has been used extensively on both hydroelectric and tailings dams. The ability to easily link to RS3’s powerful steady-state and transient groundwater analyses means it can account for any possible pore pressure conditions.

Dams and Embankments in Slide3

Slide3’s extensive support library makes it easy to model retaining walls. Support can be defined individually or through user-defined support patterns. Geogrids can also be easily added to a model using an Excel import facility. This allows for hundreds of individual geogrids to easily be defined.

Retaining Walls in Slide3

Slide3’s ability to import surface, point cloud, and block model data make it extremely easy to construct open-pit slope models. Built-in display of radar displacement data, in conjunction with surface safety maps, make it a comprehensive tool for monitoring and calibrating pit wall stability problems.

Tutorial: Open-pit Mining
Open-pit Mining in Slide3

Slide3’s design was engineered to be equally applicable to both rock and soil slopes. It has a complete material library of both rock (Mohr-Coulomb, Generalized Hoek-Brown, Barton Bandis, Anisotropic etc.) and soil (Mohr-Coulomb, SHANSEP, Vertical stress ratio, Power Curve, Shear-Normal, etc.) material models. Slide3’s large support library is also applicable to both rock and soil.

Webinar: Analysis of a Landslide
Rock and Soil Slopes in Slide3
Slide3 seamlessly integrates with
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Slide3 has an integrated system for defining one or many Slide2 sections along a user-defined path. Slide3 can then directly export these sections directly to Slide2 for computation. Results from the 2D analysis are then brought back into Slide3 to view in conjunction with the 3D results.

RS3

Slide3 and RS3 are built on the same underlying geometry interface platform, making model transfer between the two programs seamless. RS3 models are automatically built from Slide3 models, making 3D Shear Strength Reduction analyses and comparison between limit-equilibrium and finite-element results extremely easy.

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Slide3 has an integrated system for defining one or many Slide2 sections along a user-defined path. Slide3 can then directly export these sections directly to Slide2 for computation. Results from the 2D analysis are then brought back into Slide3 to view in conjunction with the 3D results.

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RS3

Slide3 and RS3 are built on the same underlying geometry interface platform, making model transfer between the two programs seamless. RS3 models are automatically built from Slide3 models, making 3D Shear Strength Reduction analyses and comparison between limit-equilibrium and finite-element results extremely easy.

Explore the latest features in Slide3
  • Multi-Modal Optimization

    Get more insight into your models by searching for more than one critical failure surface. With MMO you can seek out the top three most critical failure surfaces at once and consider them in your analysis.

  • Block Models

    As a highly requested feature, importing Block Models from your point cloud data is easier than ever with the ability to import data from programs like Leapfrog, Deswik, Datamine, and Vulcan.

  • Surface Altering Optimization

    This local optimization algorithm, exclusive to Rocscience software, runs on the critical failure surface after the initial global search and is the final push to find the lowest factor of safety by modifying the geometry iteratively.

Multi-Modal optimization in Slide3
Block Models in Slide3
SAO in Slide3
Multi-Modal optimization in Slide3
Multi-Modal Optimization

Get more insight into your models by searching for more than one critical failure surface. With MMO you can seek out the top three most critical failure surfaces at once and consider them in your analysis.

Block Models in Slide3
Block Models

As a highly requested feature, importing Block Models from your point cloud data is easier than ever with the ability to import data from programs like Leapfrog, Deswik, Datamine, and Vulcan.

SAO in Slide3
Surface Altering Optimization

This local optimization algorithm, exclusive to Rocscience software, runs on the critical failure surface after the initial global search and is the final push to find the lowest factor of safety by modifying the geometry iteratively.

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