Strata Systems, Inc. has announced an upgrade to StrataSlope, their advanced interactive computer software program designed to assist engineers with the design and analysis of geogrid-reinforced steep slopes.
Earthen slopes such as soil slopes, retaining walls, reinforced slopes, and inclined toe and top slopes up to 70 degrees from horizontal can be safely designed in accordance with methodologies accepted by the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The program is now available on Strata’s newly redesigned web site, www.geogrid.com, and provides current product material properties thereby offering designers a knowledge stream that ensures their material selection will be accurate, effective and long lasting. It is fully compatible with US or International design standards such as BS 8006.
StrataSlope software considers tie-back and compound stability using log-spiral failure surfaces, direct sliding via conventional two-part wedge mechanism, and deep seated stability analysis utilizing Bishop’s Method of Slices. Additional software elements included are three uniform surcharge areas, options to include pore water pressure, and seismic stability factors.