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Phase 2 8.

0 software tools for rock and soil

Excavation & Support Design Software

Phase2 8.0 is an extremely versatile 2D elasto-plastic finite element stress analysis program for designing
underground or surface excavations and their support systems. Phase2 8.0 can be used for rock or soil
applications and includes finite element slope stability and groundwater seepage analysis.

Phase2 8.0 provides material models
for rock and soil including Mohr-
Coulomb, Generalized Hoek-Brown
and Cam-Clay. Complex multi-stage
excavations can be easily created
and edited using state-of-the-art CAD
tools. Groundwater pore pressure can
be determined using steady state finite
element seepage analysis flows,
pressures and gradients are calculated
based on user defined hydraulic
boundary conditions.

Support Design
Phase2 8.0 offers a wide range of
support modeling options. Bolt types
include end anchored, fully bonded,
cable bolts, split sets and grouted
tiebacks. Liner elements can be
applied in the modeling of shotcrete, Tunnel supported by rock bolts, excavated below slope. Network of bedding and cross-joints automatically
created with the joint network option.
concrete, steel set systems, retaining
walls, piles, multi-layer composite
liners, geotextiles and more. New liner
design tools include support capacity
plots which allow you to determine the
safety factor of reinforced liners.

FE Slope Stability
One of the major features of Phase2 is
finite element slope stability analysis
using the shear strength reduction
method. This option is fully automated
and can be used with either Mohr-
Coulomb or Hoek-Brown strength
parameters. The analysis parameters
can be customized if required. Slope
models can be imported from Slide
and computed in Phase2 allowing easy
comparison of limit equilibrium and
finite element results.

Support capacity plots for reinforced liner around circular tunnel. Envelopes represent thrust-moment
and thrust-shear capacity for different values of safety factor.
2013 Rocscience Inc.
Phase 2 8.0 software tools for rock and soil
Technical Specifications

Modeling Support Finite Element Slope Stability

interactive geometry entry staged support installation automated FE slope stability using
boundaries external, material, bolt types end anchored, fully shear strength reduction method
excavation, stage, joint, piezo, bonded, cable bolts, Swellex, import/export Slide models
structural interface split-set, tiebacks
grid/vertex/object snapping liner types beam, reinforced Data Interpretation
sequential staging of excavation concrete, geotextile, cable truss
view stress, displacement, strength
and support (up to 300 stages) composite liners factor contours
plane strain or axisymmetric reinforcement database effective stress, pore pressure
analysis Timoshenko or Bernoulli beam contours
one-click material assignment models contour user-defined data
import/export in DXF format staged liner properties stress/failure trajectories,
unlimited undo/redo elastic or non-linear deformation vectors
right-click editing shortcuts peak/residual strength display deformations to user-
interactive support capacity plots defined scale
Elements & Meshing (thrust/moment, thrust/shear) for query and graph material, support,
triangular or quadrilateral finite reinforced concrete liners joint data
elements export to Excel
3 or 6-noded triangles Far-field Stress show values directly on model
4 or 8-noded quadrilaterals constant stress field highlight yielded material, support,
one-click mesh generation gravity stress field joint elements
graded, uniform or radial meshing multiple stress fields (customize add iso-contours
per material) data tips for any object
mapped meshing
load split per stage or material ubiquitous joints
custom meshing
check/define mesh quality annotation and dimensioning tool
Loads kit
easily apply boundary conditions
constant or linear distributed save display options, drawings,
loads annotations
concentrated load export image/movie files
elastic or non-linear
seismic load
strength criteria Mohr-Coulomb,
Generalized Hoek-Brown, Cam- ponded water load
Clay, Modified Cam-Clay, Drucker- staged loading
Prager, discrete function springs Price & Licensing
staged material properties
datum dependent properties Joints Phase2 8.0 is sold as a single
isotropic, transversely isotropic, elastic or non-linear
license, which is purchased
orthotropic elastic models Mohr-Coulomb, Barton-Bandis or
Hyperbolic slip criterion
outright, for $4995 USD
import from RocLab/RocData
natural or artificial joints ($4995 CDN).

Groundwater pressurized joints

finite element seepage analysis staged joint properties Flexible Licenses are also
staged groundwater statistical modeling of joint available; they are sold as
networks a yearly subscription, with
material permeability functions
discharge sections price based on the number
Probabilistic Analysis
piezometric lines of concurrent users. Please
Rosenblueth point estimate
pore pressure grids method contact:
include pore pressure for effective random variables - materials, joint
stress analysis properties, field stress for more information.
contour / error plots of statistical