Geotechnical News

Technical paper written by Oasys and Newcastle University: Slope stability analysis - limit equilibrium or the finite element method?

Which methods should practitioners use to analyse slope stability and how do these different methods compare?

Carol Matthews, Geotechnical Developer for Oasys, and Zeena Farook, Oasys Application Engineer, have teamed up with Dr Peter Helm, Research Associate at Newcastle University, to compare the results of Limit Equilibrium (LE) analysis of various slopes with different Finite Element (FE) Analysis.

The paper shows some interesting conclusions, including a close correlation between the LE and FE method for simple slopes. However, for more complex geometries or slopes that require analysis of seepage, consolidation and other coupled hydrological and mechanical behavior, the FE method produces more accurate results.

These conclusions could be used to help designers choose the correct methods for designing slope analysis. Read the full article here.

May 2014


Crossrail - Presenting Building Damage Assesment to English Heritage

Arup & English Heritage’s national planning and conservation team met in September to advise on damage assessment and monitoring along the Crossrail route. Read the full article here.

June 2012



Automatic Cost Saving on Crossrail

Xdisp was used to produce automated damage assessment reports for more than 1,000 buildings. This saved time, reduced opportunities for error and speeded up re-assessment following scheme changes. Read the full article here.

June 2012


Automating Assessment

Arup-developed software that automates the prediction of ground movements and building damage assessments. See article here.

September 2010


It came from out of space

Computer analysis gave the confidence to use a novel support system in Ireland. See article here.

September 2009


Ground Control

The latest version of Oasys' TUNSET software automates ground movement and building damage assessments. See article here.

September 2008



Ground Predictions

Automated prediction of 3D ground movements arising from tunnelling, mining and embedded wall excavations. See article here.

August 2008



Oasys Automation

Automation of ground movement and structural damage assessments. See article here.

October 2007



Assessing building response at King's X

Ground Movement Prediction. See article here.

July 2003