DipAnalyst 2.0 is the second version for the original DipAnalyst software which was primarily designed to perform kinematic analysis for rock slopes. In addition to performing kinematic analysis, DipAnalyst 2.0 is also capable of calculating factor of safety values based on the limit equilibrium theory. This makes DipAnalyst 2.0 a comprehensive software capable of analyzing the potential for the various structurally controlled modes of rock slope failures (plane, wedge, and toppling), as well as calculating factor of safety values against plane and wedge failures. DipAnalyst 2.0 allows the user to consider all measured discontinuities and therefore not affected by the nature of distribution of discontinuity data.
DipAnalyst 2.0 is developed for stereonet-based analysis as well as a new quantitative kinematic analysis. The quantitative kinematic analysis, instead of relying on representative values, considers all discontinuities and their possible intersections to calculate failure indices. Failure indices are calculated based on the ratio of the number of discontinuities that cause plane failures or toppling failures or the number of intersection lines that cause wedge failures to the total number of discontinuities or intersection lines. The software compares every dip direction/dip value with slope angle and friction angle to evaluate its potential to cause plane or toppling failure. It also calculates all potential intersection line plunge direction and amount for wedge failure potential.