The PLAXIS is a robust and user-friendly finite element package, developed for geotechnical engineering applications. It allows for the analysis of complex applications that require advanced constitutive models for the simulation of the nonlinear, time-dependent and anisotropic behaviour of soils and/or rock. In addition, since soil is a multi phase material, special procedures are required to deal with hydrostatic and non hydrostatic pore pressures in the soil.






The Abaqus FEA product suite offers powerful and complete solutions for both routine and sophisticated engineering problems covering a vast spectrum of geotechnical applications. It allows user defined material models to implemented.




FLAC is a two-dimensional explicit finite difference program for engineering computation. It allows for the simulation of the behavior of structures built of soil, rock or other materials that may undergo plastic flow when their yield limits are reached. Materials are represented by elements, or zones, which form a grid that is adjusted by the user to fit the shape of the object to be modeled. Each element behaves according to a prescribed linear or nonlinear stress/strain law in response to the applied forces or boundary restraints. The material can yield and flow, and the grid can deform (in large-strain mode) and move with the material that is represented. FLAC also contains the powerful built-in programming language FISH that offers a unique capability to FLAC users who wish to tailor analyses to suit specific needs.




SLOPE/W is a slope stability CAD software product for computing the factor of safety of earth and rock slopes. SLOPE/W can effectively analyze both simple and complex problems for a variety of slip surface shapes, pore-water pressure conditions, soil properties, analysis methods and loading conditions. Using limit equilibrium, SLOPE/W can model heterogeneous soil types, complex stratigraphic and slip surface geometry, and variable pore-water pressure conditions using a large selection of soil models. Slope stability analyses can be performed using deterministic or probabilistic input parameters. Stresses computed by a finite element stress analysis may be used in addition to the limit equilibrium computations, for the most complete slope stability analysis available.



Rocscience Software:

a. Slide

Slide is a comprehensive slope stability analysis software with finite element groundwater seepage analysis, rapid drawdown, sensitivity and probabilistic analysis and support design. All types of soil and rock slopes, embankments, earth dams and retaining walls can be analyzed. State of the art CAD capabilities allow you to create and edit complex models very easily.



b. Phase2

Phase2 is a 2D elasto-plastic finite element stress analysis program for underground or surface excavations in rock or soil. It can be used for a wide range of engineering projects and includes support design, finite element slope stability, groundwater seepage and probabilistic analysis.

Complex, multi-stage models can be easily created and quickly analyzed - tunnels in weak or jointed rock, underground powerhouse caverns, open pit mines and slopes, embankments, MSE stabilized earth structures, and much more. Progressive failure, support interaction and a variety of other problems can be addressed.

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