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Support Forces

If your Slide2 model includes support, then the support force diagrams for the support can be displayed with the Support Forces option.

Support in Slide2 can be used to model the effects of soil nails, geotextiles, tiebacks, and other types of slope support systems. See the Define Support section in the Slide2 Model Help system, for complete details.

SHOW SUPPORT FORCES

The Show Support Forces Support Forces Icon option, in the toolbar or the Data menu, works as a toggle, to show or hide the display of the support force diagrams. NOTE:

  • The support force diagrams, represent the available support force which can be mobilized by a support element, at any point along the length of the support.
  • If a slip surface intersects a support element, the magnitude of the support force which is applied to the slip surface, is determined by the magnitude of the force diagram, at the point of intersection.
  • When the support force diagrams are displayed, the Legend will indicate the failure mode(s) along the length of the support. Each type of failure mode is displayed using a different colour on the support force diagrams.
  • For a complete description of how the support force diagrams are determined in Slide2, for each type of support, see the Define Support section in the Slide2 Model Help system.

SUPPORT FORCE OPTIONS

The Support Force Options dialog is used to configure the display of support forces. Support Force Options is available in the Data menu or the toolbar.

RIGHT-CLICK SHORTCUT

The Support Force display options are also available through a convenient right-click shortcut - if you right-click directly on a support element (e.g. a bolt or a geotextile) the popup menu will provide shortcuts to Show Support Forces and Support Force Options.


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