a Windows version of the
three-dimensional slope stability program, was released in July,
2001. Although similar in concept to its DOS predecessor,
which has been in use for more than a decade, this is a totally new
program with a number of powerful capabilities for both 3D and 2D
analysis. The program is very easy to operate and to learn,
despite it's advanced features. Even if it were used only as
a 2D program, CLARA-W will stand out among competitors in terms of
versatility and ease of use. Its 3D capability, however, adds
a new dimension. Problem configurations can involve
rotational or non-rotational sliding surfaces, ellipsoids, wedges,
compound surfaces, fully specified surfaces and searches.
CLARA-W, it is possible to switch smoothly from 2D to 3D, to analyze
sections from a 3D problem or to search for the most unfavourable
direction of sliding. Other features include point loads,
tension cracks, earthquake loading, anisotropic and non-linear material
strength models and the possibility to use digital elevation model
(DEM) files to specify ground surface topography.
can be input or edited graphically, using a built-in digitizer of
scanned slope cross-section images. A powerful suite of
built-in graphics is supplemented by the ability to export graphic
output into other programs through the clipboard or output files.
Formatted instant printer reports are produced automatically.
Complete help files and a detailed illustrated Userís Manual are
is based on the DOS version that is in use at over 150 companies,
research institutes and universities in Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil,
France, Italy, Australia, Indonesia and Taiwan. Holders of
CLARA DOS licenses are entitled to discounts.
demo is available.