2D and 3D Analysis of Mining Slope Stability

Assessing the stability of slopes decreases the risk of accidents, which can cause social, environmental and economic damage, whether in the construction industry or in mining. Understanding the different methodologies and geotechnical analyzes involved is essential for engineers and geologists involved in mitigating these risks.

Do not miss the chance to update and train yourself through this three-day course (24 hours), in which concepts related to the analysis of slope stability will be developed using both deterministic methods (Limit Equilibrium Method) and the stress analysis method (using Finite Elements). The advantages and limitations of each method will be discussed and applications will also be made in 2D and also in 3D, comparing the results. In practical applications, models of geotechnical structures in open pit pits and dams will be developed using Bentley products. For the construction of conceptual models, the SVDESIGNER will be used, and for the stability analysis, both in 2D and in 3D, the SVSLOPE (for limit equilibrium methods) and the renowned PLAXIS (stress analysis with finite elements) will be used.

This online course will cover:

  • General Concepts of Slope Stability (types of slopes, rupture mechanism, safety factor);
  • Elaboration of the conceptual model 2D and 3D;
  • Limit equilibrium method (principle and considerations);
  • Finite element method (SSR principle and method);
  • Influence of hydrogeology on Slope stability (effect of poropressures, lowering of water);
  • Geotechnical modeling in 2D and 3D conditions.

Water Services and Technologies is offering this course for FREE on February 24, 25 and 26, 2021 online, through the Zoom platform, from 8 am to 5 pm (São Paulo time – UTC-03: 00), in a total of 24 hours of training.

For those students who want a certificate of participation, an administrative fee of R $ 100.00 will be charged.


Karen Ninanya, M.Sc.

Geotechnical Engineer, master from PUC-RJ, graduated in Civil Engineering from Ricardo Palma University (URP) with experience in soil mechanics, rock mechanics, numerical and underground modeling using geotechnical programs such as Plaxis, FLAC2D, FLAC3D, Slide, GeoSlope. She currently works with constitutive hydromechanical models for geomaterials, computational geomechanics and numerical methods applied to mining.