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Composite Strength Material Model for SLOPE/W

Composite Strength Model

This Add-In allows the shear strength of a material to be defined using up to three shear normal functions, which is ideal for modeling stress-dependent strength variability common in fractured/jointed rock or stratified soil.

Requires GeoStudio 2018 R2 or newer.


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Add-In Documentation

Technical overview (PDF)
Example file illustrating the use of this Add-In (GSZ)


How to Install and Use an Add-In


This Add-In provides the following functions:

Shear/Normal Strength Functions

Composite Material Model

Field Name Description SI Units U.S. Customary Units
Shear Normal Intact The name of the intact Shear/Normal function
Alpha 1 Orientation range for bedding/joint set 1 ° °
Alpha 2 Orientation range for bedding/joint set 1 ° °
Shear Normal Alpha The name of a Shear/Normal function for joint set 1
Beta 1 Orientation range for bedding/joint set 2 ° °
Beta 2 Orientation range for bedding/joint set 2 ° °
Shear Normal Beta The name of a Shear/Normal function for joint set 2
Gamma 1 Orientation range for bedding/joint set 3 ° °
Gamma 2 Orientation range for bedding/joint set 3 ° °
Shear Normal Gamma The name of a Shear/Normal function for joint set 3

 

What Is an Add-In?

GeoStudio Add-Ins can be used in place of any internal GeoStudio function (such as those under the Define menu) or SIGMA/W material model.

Some Add-Ins are distributed ready-to-use on the geoslope.com web site or from third parties, but you can also write your own using the Add-In SDK.


Installing this Add-In

Click “Install Add-In” above to download a self-extracting zip file containing the Add-In. The Add-In will be installed in the Add-In folder. By default the Add-In folder is %APPDATA%\GEO-SLOPE\AddIn, but it can be changed in GeoStudio under Edit - Options.

To uninstall the Add-In, simply delete the .dll from the Add-In folder.


Using this Add-In

After installing the Add-In, its functions can be used under Define - Functions in GeoStudio:

  1. From GeoStudio’s Define menu, choose a type of function that this Add-In extends.
  2. Click the Add button to add a new function.
  3. From the “Types” control, select “Add-In Function”.
  4. Click the “Select” button, and select this Add-In from the list.
  5. From the “Functions” control, select one of the functions provided by this Add-In.
  6. Select each “Function Field Name” in turn and type a value.

Understanding Units with Add-Ins

To figure out what units to use when entering values, first determine if your file's Units of Computation are U.S. Customary or SI (see Define - Project Properties - Settings), then use the units indicated in the appropriate column.