User-defined failure surfaces and slope limits

This article addresses the definition of slip surfaces and slope limits in Slide.  The following topics are covered:

  • Limiting failure surfaces to one material
  • Using Slope Limits
  • Running analyses on single slip surface
  1. Is it possible to limit the failure surfaces to one material?

  2. Can I specify a slip surface that covers the entire slope?

  3. How can I run a probabilistic analysis on a single surface that I define?

  4. Is there a way to determine the critical failure surface under static loading conditions, then apply a pseudo-static load to only that failure surface?