An upgrade to the company’s interactive computer software program StrataSlope is designed to assist engineers with the design and analysis of geogrid-reinforced
An upgrade to the company’s interactive computer software program Û StrataSlope Û is designed to assist engineers with the design and analysis of geogrid-reinforced steep slopes. The latest software, product developers note, enables safe design of earthen slopes up to 70 degrees from horizontal in accordance with methodologies accepted by the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Available at www.geogrid.com, the program is recommended for use by geotechnical and civil engineers familiar with the technology of mechanically stabilized earthen structures.
The updated software provides current product material properties, thereby facilitating accurate material selection for effective and long-lasting soil reinforcement. Company representatives note that a thorough analysis of countless variables pertaining to manufacturing materials, as well as site-specific conditions, must be provided by a tool in evaluating the stability of reinforced soil structures; accordingly, StrataSlope software helps designers select the appropriate Strata soil-reinforcement product to meet engineering requirements. The program suits reinforced-soil slope applications and basic global stability evaluation of retaining walls. Û Strata Systems, www.geogrid.com