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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 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 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
  • Spline Search Method

    The Spline Search method provides you with greater flexibility for capturing complex failure mechanisms. Transform the shape of a slip surface, accurately define the shape of the failure surface, and identify the correct FoS in your geometry.

  • Terrain Generator & Texture Mapping

    Designed to provide you with accurate topography for geometry creation, with the Terrain Generator, directly import terrains together with their textures from satellite maps. Compare & verify the accuracy of your failure surface with the drone-captured image.

  • Multi-Section Creator

    Using the multi-section creator, you can create multiple 2D Slide2 sections in Slide3 while running a 3D analysis. View the different 2D sections and their failure surfaces while comparing them with your 3D analyses at the same time.

Spline Search Method in Slide3
Terrain Generator & Texture Mapping in Slide3
Multi Section Creator in Slide3
Spline Search Method in Slide3
Spline Search Method

The Spline Search method provides you with greater flexibility for capturing complex failure mechanisms. Transform the shape of a slip surface, accurately define the shape of the failure surface, and identify the correct FoS in your geometry.

Terrain Generator & Texture Mapping in Slide3
Terrain Generator & Texture Mapping

Designed to provide you with accurate topography for geometry creation, with the Terrain Generator, directly import terrains together with their textures from satellite maps. Compare & verify the accuracy of your failure surface with the drone-captured image.

Multi Section Creator in Slide3
Multi-Section Creator

Using the multi-section creator, you can create multiple 2D Slide2 sections in Slide3 while running a 3D analysis. View the different 2D sections and their failure surfaces while comparing them with your 3D analyses at the same time.

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