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D-Stability (D-GEO Suite) - Basic Course

D-Stability (D-GEO Suite) - Basic Course
04 Oct

D-Stability (D-GEO Suite) - Basic Course

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04 Oct 2021 09:00 - 12:30 (CET) 11 Oct 2021 09:00 - 12:30 (CET)
Online Course

€ 565 (excluding 21% VAT)
Room : MS Teams

D-Stability is Deltares’ software to model the failure of a slope along a slip plane, so called macro stability. This basic course enables engineers to use the software in a responsible way and get acquainted with the theoretical background. At the end of the course, all functionality of D-Stability ought to be understood.


Course description

This course teaches you to model the stability of an embankment with D-Stability. Practical knowledge is gained based upon a number of exercises. Based upon cases under supervision of an experienced designer, you practice with the different Limit Equilibrium Methods.


Course topics

The following subjects will be covered during the course:

  • Downloading and installing the software
  • Modelling the subsoil
    -By hand
    -Import old projects
    -Importing surface lines
  • The available Limit Equilibrium Methods, including their background and applicability
  • The different material models both for drained and undrained analysis
  • State parameters and yield stress administration
  • The use of construction stages
  • Modelling water pressures in a geometry and in time
  • Loads and reinforcements (influence of earthquakes, geotextiles)
  • Finding the representative slip plane
  • Inspecting the slip plane
  • Introduction to a probabilistic reliability analysis
  • Insight into the data format for scripting purposes.



In advance of the course, you need to install the required software on your own PC.


Course material and language

The course material and language will be in English.


For whom is this course intended?

This course is aimed at the geotechnical engineer or PhD student who wants to gain both theoretical and practical experience in Macro Stability. It is also aimed at people who want to get a better insight into available D-Stability analysis for review purposes. More background information about the probabilistic assessment of geotechnical structures can be gained in the course “reliability and risk analysis.”


Online course dates

Session 1: Monday, 4 October 2021, 9:00 – 12:30 CEST (Delft time, UTC+2)
Session 2: Monday, 11 October 2021, 9:00 – 12:30 CEST (Delft time, UTC+2).



The registration fee for this course is € 565, – excluding VAT.
50% discount for lecturers at centres of education.



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Please check in early to test your audio and video. We will open the session at 08:50 (CEST, Delft time), 10 minutes before the start of the session.




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