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Rocscience's 2020 - Year in Review

In 2020, our programs received a number of new and improved features to help you get the most of your geotechnical analysis. Check out the full list of additions and also what's coming in 2021. January 

RocPlane 

Ponded Water Depth option was added to Export Statistical Datasets. 

RocFall 

Event option was added to Filter Results. 

 

April 

RSPile 

Peripheral Bars & Edit Coordinates feature were added in the concrete designer 

 

May 

RS3 

New Tunnel Designer 

Radar Data Import 

IDS Georadar

TRE Altamira

Advanced Material Models were added 

 

Dips 

Computation speed and memory management of files with filters were optimized. 

 

UnWedge 

Common Support Types were added from Slide2. 

 

June 

RS2 

Strain Softening for Joints was introduced 

New Dynamic boundary conditions were added – Hydro Mass, Nodal Mass 

Introduced Relief Well 

Finn-Martin Model was added to the material library 

 

RocFall 

Enhanced charts options added 

Predefined material and rock library common types were added 

 

July 

RSPile 

Pile numbering system was introduced 

Users can now specify Pile location at time of entry 

 

EX3 

Material data to user data 

The Spalling criterion data type 

New results types specific to joints 

 

August 

RS2 

Users can now 

Assign anisotropic surface for anisotropic permeability 

Apply boundary conditions of seepage analysis to undrained material 

 

RS3 

RS2 Import to RS3 

Surfaces can now be restrained in their Normal direction. 

 

September 

RocFall 

Plotting multi-values in the envelope plots was added 

 

October 

RS2 

Wavin Geosynthetic Dictionary

 

RSPile 

Introducing Bored Pile Analysis 

 

Settle3 

Ground improvement – stone column & vibro-compaction were introduced 

New Embankment Designer 

 

EX3 

Users can now change Strength parameters to calculate strength factor without redoing analysis 

 

UnWedge 

Tunnel Orientation Analyzer feature was added 

Common support types from Slide2 was added 

 

November 

Slide3 

Added Probabilistic Analysis   

Users can choose from common manufacturer types from the Geosynthetics Library 

Introduced new search limit options with ability to define arbitrary shape 

The program can now read LIDAR files from different manufacturers  

 

SWedge 

Statistical analysis was added to bolt properties. 

 

December 2020 

RocData to RSData 

 

 

Condensed 

 

November 2020 

Slide2, Slide3 

New algorithm introduced - Particle Swarm Multi-Modal Optimization 

Stochastic response surface was added    

New weak layer handling and vertical weak layer algorithm 

Probabilistic random shear strength was introduced 

 

 

February 2020 

Slide2, Slide3, RS2, RSPile, Settle3, RocFall 

New Report Generator 

 

October 2020 

SWedge, UnWedge 

Integration with Dips 

 

March 2020 

SWedge, UnWedge, RocSupport, RocPlane, RocTopple 

Compute and generate results for several models with Batch Compute. 

Automate model inputs, compute, and generate results with Automate from Excel feature. 

 

 

 

Coming Soon in 2021 

 

Slide2 

New design factors 

Generalized Hoek Brown discrete function strength type    

 

Slide3 

Block models   

RSPile integration   

Two step discrete import  

 

RS2 

Introducing Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM) 

Pile Model 

Thermal Analysis 

 

RS3 

 

New data imports - 3VGeomatics & Reutech

Normal and Shear stresses from a plane 

Pore pressure grid visualization by value 

User data with material properties 

 

RSPile 

 

Belled piles 

Ability to change pile cross section with depth 

Analysis of multiple piles in Driven and Bored modes 

 

Settle3 

Soil profile interpolation from cross-section 

Stone column permeability 

Multiple load import 

ETABS integration 

 

Dips 

Import Excel Data into Grid Data 

Increasing maximum number of Grid Data 

 

RocPlane & SWedge 

Pattern bolting and specifying exact location for bolt placement. 

 

RocSupport 

New methodology for assessing the distribution of support in a NATM tunneling project 

CCM-TBM for segmentally lined tunnels 

A simplified method for tunnel support analysis under non-hydrostatic loading 

 

EX3 

New options for Data Visualization 

Assign properties automatically from mining plan spreadsheets 

New FMM solver option to substantially improve engine performance, particularly when solving larger models 

 

 CPillar 

New progressive bending failure to Elastic Analysis.
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