Slope 2000 is a new era in slope stability analysis. It can locate the critical failure surface of a slope under general conditions with general constraints. The shape of the failure surface can be either circular or non-circular. It is probably the first program which can actually locate the critical non-circular failure surface of a slope under general conditions with user prescribed precision for the global minimum.
In fact, most of the existing programs can only locate the critical circular failure surface using a user defined grid as the centre of rotation (3 control variables). Some programs offer a search for critical non-circular failure surface using a random generation of non-circular failure surface. This approach requires large number of evaluations to achieve the accuracy as attained by Slope 2000. For pattern search of non-circular failure surface, 10 slices will require about 10^10 trials while only aound 20000 trials are required by Slope 2000. Slope 2000 is also probably the first program using the simulated annealing technique to locate the critical failure surface. The user can control the convergence criterion for the location of the critical failure surface which is another special feature not available in other similar programs.
Slope 2000 can generate graphics files in several bitmap and vector formats. The Winodws version of Slope 2000 can also send the graphics to the clipboard for various purposes.
Another exciting feature of Slope 2000 is the incorporation of circular 3D analysis using the Janbu simplified and rigorous method, Bishop method, Morgenstern-Price method, Corps of Engineers, Lowe Karafiath and Sarma using the approach by Hungr. No other program can offer so many 3D slope analysis methods.
Slope 2000 is able to accept complicated ground condition with multiple surcharge regions on or below ground surface. Soil reinforcement can also be defined and bond strength can be determined automatically.