Rocscience has a suite of geotechnical software packages that are commonly used for slope stability analysis. At a Deep Foundations Institute virtual conference in August of 2020, a team from Rocscience participated in a panel discussion on analyzing deep foundation resistance in slope stability analysis. It’s not clear if the Rocscience team prepared a demonstration during the conference, or wrote about it after for their website, but the website article is very informative and gives you a very nice window into the various 2D, 3D, limit equilibrium, and finite element methods of analyzing a pile stabilized slope. The programs discussed in the article are Slide2, RSPile, RS2, Slide3, and RS3 with Slide2 being the basis of the analysis as a conventional 2D limit equilibrium slope stability program. It’s a good, short read and something very practical to understand the various methods of slope stability analysis that are currently in practice.
[Update 2008-06-25 8am] I saw somewhere that they were looking for this info by July 1, but I don’t know where. I couldn’t find a deadline on the DFI Committee page. Maybe they erased it. [/Update]
The Tiebacks & Soil Nailing Committee of the Deep Foundations Institute is collecting data on soil nail wall performance. From the Tiebacks & Soil Nailing Committee page:
A request for information has been distributed to all DFI members, academia and various other industry members. Information being sought includes typical project, geotechnical and wall geometry information, design and analysis methods and software, construction and monitoring duration, settlement and lateral deformation data, and nail strain gauge data. Click here to download the PDF form to enter your project’s information to the committee for compilation and analysis.