GeoStudio Geo-Engineering

With GeoStudio you can analyze slope stability, ground deformation and heat & mass transfer in a single project, combining 1D, 2D and 3D geometries and multiple calculations.

Deep Insights from a Fully Integrated Model

Rigorous analytical capability. Sophisticated product integration. Broad application to diverse geo-engineering and earth science problems.

The integrated GeoStudio software suite enables you to combine multiple analyses using different products into a single modeling project.

Use this approach to model construction sequences, establish initial conditions, perform sensitivity analyses, model complex time sequences, or simply decompose a complex problem into a number of smaller, more manageable analyses.

The modular product solution enables you to combine the capabilities you require. Interoperability with Leapfrog Works supports your journey to integrated workflows and digital twins.

Product Modules

Select the tools you need to analyse and visualise data in GeoStudio. Integrate all your data to create precision geo-engineering models with confidence.

Slope Stability


Stability analysis of soil and rock slopes.

Groundwater Flow


Finite element analysis of groundwater flow in saturated / unsaturated porous media.

Finite Element Analysis


Finite element stress and deformation analysis of earth and structural materials.

Dynamic Loading


Finite element analysis of earthquake liquefaction and dynamic loading.

Heat Transfer


Finite element analysis of heat transfer and phase change in porous media.

Air Transfer


Finite element analysis of air transfer in mine waste and other porous media.

Solute & Gas Transfer


Finite element analysis of solute and gas transport in porous media.

Geometry Modelling


Geometry creation tool for complex 3D domains.

Key Features

  • Customise how you work with data

    Docking windows let you change information views and access the data you need. Use shortcut commands for zooming in on the results and monitoring analysis processes.

  • Solve multiple analyses in parallel

    You can examine problems in different ways by cloning an analysis, adjusting the properties, and then running a new sequence using powerful built-in parallel processing.

  • Apply materials to domains with ease

    There are several ways to apply material properties to models. Individually, to model different materials in different analyse; or globally, so you can change materials definitions across multiple analyses more easily.

  • Generate automated finite element meshing

    A default finite element mesh is automatically applied to domain regions in 1D or 2D finite element analyses once materials are defined. Adjust the mesh globally or apply constraints to specific geometry objects.

  • Integrate your own code with add-ins

    Using the GeoStudio Add-in API, you can write your own programs that can be called by the GeoStudio solver when your analysis is solved.

  • Define models using powerful tools

    With the BUILD3D extension, define model domains using coordinate import, copy-paste geometric items, length and angle feedback, region merge, region split, and direct entry of coordinates, lengths, and angles.

GeoStudio Integration Workflow

GeoStudio’s integrated products enable you to work across a broad range of engineering use cases.

Analyze slope stability using piezometric lines

Use SLOPE/W to do a simple global stability analysis using a piezometric line to model pore-water pressures and the water surcharge load of a reservoir.

Improve PWP definition with seepage analysis

Use SEEP/W or SEEP3D to do a steady-state seepage analysis and use the pore-water pressures directly in the SLOPE/W stability analysis. This provides a more realistic understanding of the stability due to the PWP conditions.

Model external loads with stress-strain analysis

Use SIGMA/W to model load application or removal, and use these stresses directly in the SLOPE/W analysis, along with the finite element pore-water pressures, to determine the safety factor of the earth structure. Alternatively, use the strength reduction analysis capabilities in SIGMA/W to reduce the strength parameters until a global rupture zone forms, which indicates the failure mechanism and the safety factor.

See PWP and stress changes with consolidation analysis

Use a coupled stress and pore-water pressure analysis to simultaneously model the effect of loading on the pore-water pressures and stresses. Then use the computed stresses and pore-water pressures directly in a SLOPE/W analysis.

Model effects of an earthquake

Use QUAKE/W to consider dynamic loading on the structure from an earthquake. QUAKE/W can begin with the initial stress and PWP profile that has already been computed by SIGMA/W and SEEP/W and then apply earthquake accelerations to model the resulting change in stress.  A Newmark analysis can be conducted in SLOPE/W to determine the cumulative displacement along the critical slip surface.

Model deformation and structure stability

Use SIGMA/W to redistribute the stresses generated by the earthquake in QUAKE/W, revealing the settlement that will occur in the earth structure. Use the final stresses and pore-water pressures in SLOPE/W to analyze stability at the end of shaking.

Flexible Subscription Options

You can access GeoStudio software in many ways to suit your project requirements.

Licences can be purchased for different durations and on a named or shared basis.

Which Option is Best for You?

This depends entirely on your circumstances.  Arrange a discussion with our GeoStudio sales team now to match the product and license choice against your technical requirements, project duration and budget. Trial licenses available on request.

Can GeoStudio Help Your Upcoming Geotechnical Projects?

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