Slope Stability Module - Geotextile Calculation
This is Fauzan from Opus Consultants (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. I would like to ask you regarding SoilWorks Slope Module. I had run analysis for fill embankment cases. I put geotextile under fill embankment and noticed on output results, there are no different Factor of Safety (FOS) for with and without geotextile (which is same FOS results both cases). My question are:
1) How to consider geotextile in calculation analysis? as there is no option for geotextile in 'Add/Modify Analysis Case' (as shown in attachment Screenshot 1).
2) Currently to exclude geotextile, I unclick on 'Structural Property' (as shown in attachment Screenshot 2) and re-run analysis. Output FOS results still the same with previous analysis with geotextile.
3) For geotextile input under ' Define Structural Property', we noticed there are optional element type for 'Strip/Fabric(LEM)' and 'Geogrid' (as shown in attachment Screenshot 3). Both element type I tried to used for analysis but the results keep the same. Which one is preferable for limit equilibrium slope stability analysis?
Attached also my 'SoilWorks Slope module' file case analysis for your checking.
Hopefully you can assist me on this matter.
Hi Mr. Stepien,
fill embankment stability.ssb