Introduzione in Italiano
GeoSlope sviluppa e commercializza
i migliori software CAD per la modellazione geotecnica e geoambientale.
GeoStudio è
la suite software che integra tutti i prodotti GeoSlope in
un unico ambiente di lavoro (SLOPE/W, CTRAN/W, SEEP/W, SIGMA/W,
TEMP/W, QUAKE/W, VADOSE/W).
Questa suite risponde in maniera completa a tutte le necessità di modellazione geotecnica.
In GeoStudio la definizione del modello viene condivisa tra
i diversi tipi di analisi; per esempio una volta specificata
un'analisi della stabilità con SLOPE/W, è possibile utilizzare
SEEP/W per rappresentare graficamente la geometria senza definirla
di nuova.
Tutti i dati sono ora salvati con la stessa tipologia di file basata sul formato XML; in questo
modo è possibile applicare le diverse analisi agli stessi dati e condividere i risultati
in tutte le analisi.
GeoStudio
è disponibile in quattro versioni diverse per rispondere a
al meglio a ogni tipo di esigenza. Inoltre i software inclusi
in GeoStudio possono essere acquistati anche come pacchetti
singoli.
Why choose GeoStudio?
Rigorous analytical capability.
Sophisticated product integration. Broad application to diverse
geoengineering and earth science problems.
Combine geometries and analyses in a single project
GeoStudio enables you to combine
analyses using different products into a single modeling project, using
the results from one as the starting point for another. Multiple
geometries, including 1D, 2D, and 3D geometries, may also be included in
a single file. 
Draw geometry directly or import CAD files
GeoStudio provides many tools to
define the model domain including coordinate import, geometric item
copypaste, length and angle feedback, region merge and split, and
DWG/DXF file import. BUILD3D, GeoStudio's 3D geometry creation tool,
offers a comprehensive suite of sketch features. 
Solve multiple analyses simultaneously
GeoStudio runs each analysis solver
in parallel, allowing multiple analyses to be solved efficiently on
computers with modern, multicore processors. This saves substantial
solve time especially for large 3D analyses. 
Interpret results with visualization & graphics
GeoStudio provides powerful
visualization tools, including graphing, contour plots, isolines or
isosurfaces, animations, interactive data queries and data exports to
spreadsheets for further analysis.

Product Integration

Use GeoStudio products together for an integrated modeling experience.
Stability analysis of soil and rock slopes
Finite element analysis of groundwater flow in saturated / unsaturated porous media.
Finite element stress and deformation analysis of earth and structural materials.
Finite element analysis of earthquake liquefaction and dynamic loading.
Finite element analysis of heat transfer and phase change in porous media.
Finite element analysis of solute and gas transport in porous media.
Finite element analysis of air transfer in mine waste and other porous media.
Geometry creation tool for complex 3D domains.


How SLOPE/W works with other GeoStudio products
Use porewater pressures from SEEP/W, SEEP3D, SIGMA/W, or QUAKE/W
Using 2D or 3D finite element computed porewater pressures in SLOPE/W makes it possible to deal with highly irregular saturated/unsaturated conditions or transient porewater pressure conditions in a stability analysis. For example, you can analyze changes in stability as the porewater pressure changes with time.
Use stresses from SIGMA/W or QUAKE/W
Using finite element computed stresses in SLOPE/W allows you to conduct a stability analysis in addition to a static deformation or dynamic earthquake analysis. For example, you can compute the minimum factor of safety that will be reached during an earthquake, or you can find the resulting permanent deformation, if any, using a Newmarktype procedure.
How SEEP/W works with other GeoStudio products
Dissipate excess porewater pressures generated by SIGMA/W or QUAKE/W
Excess porewater pressures generated by static loading (e.g., fill placement) or by dynamic motion during an earthquake can be brought into SEEP/W to study how long it takes to dissipate the excess pressures.
Use SEEP/W porewater pressures in SLOPE/W
Using finite element computed porewater pressures in SLOPE/W makes it possible to deal with highly irregular saturated / unsaturated conditions or transient porewater pressure conditions in a stability analysis. For example, you can analyze changes in stability as the porewater pressure changes with time.
Use SEEP/W data inside a CTRAN/W model for contaminant transport or a TEMP/W model for convective heat transfer analysis.
Add SEEP3D to SEEP/W to investigate 3D groundwater flow.
How SIGMA/W works with other GeoStudio products
Use SIGMA/W stresses in SLOPE/W or QUAKE/W
Using finite element computed stresses in SLOPE/W makes it possible to conduct a rigorous stability analysis using the same stress values resulting from the deformation analysis. In addition, you can use SIGMA/W stresses as the initial stress state for a dynamic earthquake analysis in QUAKE/W.
Use SIGMA/W porewater pressures in SLOPE/W or SEEP/W
Excess porewater pressures generated by static loading, such as fill placement, can be brought into SEEP/W to study how long it takes to dissipate the excess pressures in the foundation. You can use SLOPE/W to analyze the effect of these excess pressures on stability during construction, allowing you to determine the need for staged loading.
How QUAKE/W works with other GeoStudio products
Use QUAKE/W results in a SLOPE/W stability analysis
Earthquake shaking of ground structures creates inertial forces that may affect the stability of the structures. The shaking may also generate excess porewater pressures. Both the dynamic stress conditions and the generated porewater pressures can be taken into SLOPE/W to study how an earthquake affects the earth structure stability and deformation. SLOPE/W can perform a Newmarktype of deformation analysis to determine the yield acceleration and estimate the permanent deformation of the earth structure.
Dissipate excess QUAKE/W porewater pressures in SEEP/W
Excess porewater pressures generated during an earthquake can be brought into SEEP/W to study how long it will take to dissipate them.
How TEMP/W works with other GeoStudio products
Use TEMP/W with SEEP/W to simulate interactions at the ground surface
Measured climate data can be imported into a coupled TEMP/W and SEEP/W analysis to determine the actual ground surface temperatures with or without snowpack, and actual evaporation rates. TEMP/W will use precipitation data to accumulate snow depths over the winter. An energy balance approach is used to calculate ground temperatures beneath snow and to melt snow during the spring. This information is used by SEEP/W to determine surface ponding, runoff and infiltration.
Use SEEP/W water flow in TEMP/W
An important consideration in a heat transport analysis is water movement, which can be obtained from a SEEP/W analysis. Once this water flow is known, it can be used in TEMP/W to study its impact on heat transfer.
Couple TEMP/W with SEEP/W or AIR/W to perform a density dependent fluid flow analyses.
How CTRAN/W works with other GeoStudio products
Use SEEP/W velocities in CTRAN/W
One of the major components in a contaminant transport analysis is the velocity of the water, which can be obtained from a SEEP/W analysis. Once this velocity is known, it can be used in CTRAN/W to study the transport of contaminants.
Perform density dependent analyses with CTRAN/W and SEEP/W
In density dependent fluid flow, the velocity of the water is dependent on the solute concentration. The water velocity in turn influences the movement of the solute. The iterative transfer of water velocity from SEEP/W to CTRAN/W and the transfer of concentration from CTRAN/W to SEEP/W makes it possible to analyze density dependent fluid flow.
How AIR/W works with other GeoStudio products
Use AIR/W data in TEMP/W
AIR/W and SEEP/W integrate with TEMP/W so that you can model convective heat transfer due to moving air and water. Conversely, you can have the thermal solution affect the air densities and pressures in AIR/W so that the air will flow based on thermal processes alone. AIR/W passes air content and mass flow vectors to TEMP/W and it returns the new temperature profile to AIR/W. All of this happens automatically based on your analysis type definition.
1
Analyse slope stability using piezometric lines
Use
SLOPE/W to do a simple global stability analysis using a piezometric
line to model porewater pressures and the water surcharge load of a
reservoir.
2
Improve PWP definition with seepage analysis
Use
SEEP/W or SEEP3D to do a steadystate seepage analysis and use the
porewater pressures directly in the SLOPE/W stability analysis. This
provides a more realistic understanding of the stability due to the PWP
conditions.
3
Model external loads with stressstrain analysis
Use
SIGMA/W to model load application or removal, and use these stresses
directly in the SLOPE/W analysis, along with the finite element
porewater pressures, to determine the safety factor of the earth
structure.
4 See PWP & stress changes with consolidation analysis
Use
a coupled stress and porewater pressure analysis to simultaneously
model the effect of loading on the porewater pressures and stresses.
Then use the computed stresses and porewater pressures directly in a
SLOPE/W analysis.
5
Model effects of an earthquake
Use
QUAKE/W to consider dynamic loading on the structure from an
earthquake. QUAKE/W can begin with the initial stress and PWP profile
that has already been computed by SIGMA/W and SEEP/W and then apply
earthquake accelerations to model the resulting change in stress. A
Newmark analysis can be conducted in SLOPE/W to determine the cumulative
displacement along the critical slip surface.
6
Model deformation and structure stability
Use
SIGMA/W to redistribute the stresses generated by the earthquake in
QUAKE/W, revealing the settlement that will occur in the earth
structure. Use the final stresses and porewater pressures in SLOPE/W to
analyze stability at the end of shaking.
GeoStudio 2020
Read the full release notes.
New Features in GeoStudio 2020
TEMP3D
can be added to TEMP/W to unlock threedimensional heat transfer
analysis. TEMP3D provides the tools to set up models using the same
workflow as TEMP/W analyses, and quickly create simple 3D geometries, as
it comes with basic 3D model construction tools. The properties window
provides easy material and boundary condition definition, the finite
element mesh is generated with a single click, and users can easily
interpret the threedimensional results with contours, 3D vectors,
isosurfaces and graphs.
TEMP3D allows for the analysis of a large range of heat transfer
problems, including the impact of infrastructure on permafrost, the
design of active and passive mitigation methods, the design of
artificial ground freezing systems, and the effects of climate change on
geotechnical structures. Integration with BUILD3D allows for the
creation of complex threedimensional geometries.
Maccaferri S.p.A Reinforcement Library Now Available
The Maccaferri S.p.A reinforcement library has been added to SLOPE/W.
Choose from a variety of product lines including Paralink GeoGrid,
ParaGrid, ParaDrain GeoGrid, ParaWeb GeoGrid, and Terramesh. Over fifty
product models are available. Select from a range of operating
conditions including temperature, design life and pH. Given these
specifications, the Tensile Capacity and Overall Reduction Factor are
automatically defined. This functionality was developed in partnership
with Maccaferri S.p.A to ensure accurate representation of their
products.
Tensar Corporation Reinforcement Library Now Available
The Tensar Corporation UX Geogrid library is also available in
SLOPE/W. The Tensile Capacity and Overall Reduction Factor are
automatically defined based on selections for design life and backfill
soil classification. The pullout coefficient is automatically populated
and the interface shear angle is calculated based on the internal
friction angle of the soil structure. This functionality was developed
in partnership with Tensar Corporation to ensure accurate representation
of their products.
Context Menu Added to Project Explorer
A context menu was added to the Project Explorer such that common
commands can be easily accessed by rightclicking on an item in the
list. These commands include Queue for Solve, Verify Analysis Branch,
Add Geometry or Add Analysis, Delete, and Rename.
Export Functionality Expanded for Greater Integration
When a 2D geometry has 3D spatial information because it was a
crosssection from BUILD3D or because it was imported from a DXF or DWG
file, GeoStudio keeps the real world transformation information when
exporting to a TIFF file format. This allows for better integration with
programs like Leapfrog and AutoCAD, as the file can be directly
imported into these programs with the correct threedimensional
location. In addition, display units are now used in GeoStudio for file
import and export.
BUILD3D Enhancements
The 3D viewport was upgraded so materials and boundary conditions
update when modified in the main GeoStudio window, and to allow for
faster switching between analyses. The BUILD3D tool dialogues, toolbars,
and icons were also updated.
3D Mesh Definition Expanded
Threedimensional mesh constraints are now allowed on points for improved mesh refinement.
Reinforcement Tables
Reinforcement tables may be displayed in the main GeoStudio window.
Minimum System Requirements 




Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows® 7 SP1
Intel® Pentium® 4 or better, or AMD Opteron™ or Athlon™ 64 or better (GeoStudio is optimized for multicore Intel processors.) 1 GB hard disk space 1024x768 screen resolution.
For 3D features, your graphics card must support Direct3D® Feature Level 10_1 or greater. This includes graphics cards such as (and newer than):  Nvidia® GT 300
 ATI® Radeon® HD 4000 Series
 Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000
Microsoft® .NET 4.0 will be installed automatically if it is missing.
