Geo-Slope will be offering a free webinar on using three-dimensional seepage results in SLOPE/W analyses on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 12 pm EDT or 8 pm EDT. This webinar will review a complex three dimensional seepage analysis conducted on a riverbank with known stability issues. Multiple cross-sections will be created through the 3D geometry. These cross-sections are used to generate the geometry for two-dimensional SLOPE/W analyses, and the pore water pressure results computed by SEEP3D are also used when determining the stability of each cross-section using the Limit Equilibrium method. Visit Geo-Slope for the registration link.
On April 10, GeoStudio 2007 version 7.1 was released, a significant service pack update. There are numerous bug fixes and some major improvements. Geo-Slope claims that the overall speed of the product is faster when switching between analyses and views, a welcome change. There are some nice changes to the way Sketch Text is handled, which makes it easier to handle annotation of multiple analyses. And something interesting that’s new in SLOPE/W that allows you to specify a â€œSpatial Mohr-Coulombâ€ model which allows unit weight, cohesion and friction angle to vary across the geometry as a function of x and y. I canâ€™t think of a case where I would have used such a model, but it is very intriguing. More features listed after the break along with links.