The Rocscience International Conference 2021 Proceedings are now available. Read Now
 

Search Results

Tensile Strength

In the Define Material Properties dialog, a Tensile Strength can be defined for the following strength models:

  • Mohr-Coulomb
  • Undrained (Phi = 0)
  • Anisotropic Strength
  • Anisotropic Function
  • Vertical Stress Ratio
  • Discrete Function
  • Anisotropic Linear
  • SHANSEP

To define a Tensile Strength:

  1. Select one of the above strength models.
  2. Select the Tensile Strength checkbox and enter a value.

The Tensile Strength option can be very useful for models which exhibit tensile forces between slices or on the base of slices. Large tensile forces in limit equilibrium slope stability analysis usually lead to incorrect solutions and/or numerical problems, and should generally be avoided.

The Tensile Strength option can be used to automatically eliminate tensile forces by adjusting the local factor of safety on a slice, so that the effective normal stress is zero on the base of the slice. If tensile forces exceed the tensile strength, a tension crack will automatically be created for the slip surface.

For more information see Tutorial 29 - Tensile Strength.

Account Icon - click here to log in or out of your account Shopping Cart icon Click here to search our site Click here to close Learning Tech Support Documentation Info Chevron Delete Back to Top View More" PDF File Calendar Location Language Fees Video Click here to visit Rocscience's LinkedIn page Click here to visit Rocscience's YouTube page Click here to visit Rocscience's Twitter page Click here to visit Rocscience's Facebook page Click here to visit Rocscience's Instagram page Bookmark Network Scroll down for more Checkmark Download Print Back to top Single User Multiple Users CPillar Dips EX3 RocFall RocPlane RocSupport RocTopple RS2 RS3 RSData RSPile Settle3 Slide2 Slide3 SWedge UnWedge Commercial License Education License Trial License Shop safe & secure Money-back guarantee