Transient Analysis - Critical Slip Surface

When evaluating slope stability under a transient condition, why does GeoStudio determine the critical slip surface to always occur the final time step - and not the minimum factor of safety indicated in the range of time steps?

Answers

  • The results seem to automatically show the last time step in the graphic. It is only after reviewing each step, or graphing the FS vs. time that you will discover a lower FS.