SLOPNC
Category Slope stability (soil)
Publisher  ARQ Associates 
Publisher  Prokon Software Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
Platform Win95/98, WinNT, Win2000
Status Commercial
Description SLOPNC is part of the Prokon suite of programs, but is also available seperately. It can be used for the analysis of a generalized soil slope using Sarma and Bhave's non-vertical slice method. The slope may be subjected to line and uniformly distributed loads, may be reinforced with metal strips or geofabric, may be clad and may be stabalized with anchors. The slope may consist of material of differing shear strength properties and faults and discontinuities can be defined. Water pressures are accounted for using either phreatic lines, pore pressure contours or a single pore pressure coefficient. Horizontal and vertical seismic forces are considered. The program can search for the critical minimum factor of safety slip surface. The program can be run in a deterministic or probabilistic mode. In deterministic mode a single value or best estimate is used to characterise the value of the input variable and a single value, the factor of safety, is obtained. In probabilistic mode several statistical distribution types can be applied to best reflect the range of input variables. A simulation technique is then used to generate pseudo-variables used to calculate the distribution of the factor of safety.
Cost US Dollars 420
Data formats supported None stated
Supplier in South Africa  Prokon Software Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
Supplier in United Kingdom  Prokon Software Consultants Ltd 
Supplier in United States of America  Willcam Inc 

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