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Application software to evaluate the stability of slopes made of Blocks-In-Matrix materials

## pyBIMstab    pybimstab is an application software in Python 3 to evaluate the factor of safety against sliding of slopes made of Blocks-In-Matrix (BIM) materials.

The assessment is donde by using the limit equilibrium method through the General Limit Equilibrium (GLE) method of Fredlund & Krahn (1977).

The slip surface has a tortuous geometry and is optimally found by using the A-star algorithm proposed by Hart, Nilsson & Raphael (1968).

The following plots are the final outcome of two different analysis:

Homogeneus slope Slope made of BIM material ### Requirements

The code was written in Python 3. The packages numpy, scipy, matplotlib and shapely are required for using pybimstab. All of them are downloadable from the PyPI repository by opening a terminal and typing the following code lines:

```pip install numpy
pip install scipy
pip install matplotlib
pip install shapely
```

### Installation

To install pybimstab open a terminal and type:

```pip install pybimstab
```

### Example

To produce the plot shown above execute the following script

```from numpy import array
from pybimstab.slope import NaturalSlope
from pybimstab.watertable import WaterTable
from pybimstab.bim import BlocksInMatrix
from pybimstab.slipsurface import CircularSurface, TortuousSurface
from pybimstab.slices import MaterialParameters, Slices
from pybimstab.slopestabl import SlopeStabl
terrainCoords = array(
[[-2.49, 0.1, 1.7, 3.89, 5.9, 8.12, 9.87, 13.29, 20.29,
21.43, 22.28, 23.48, 24.65, 25.17],
[18.16, 17.88, 17.28, 15.73, 14.31, 13.58, 13, 3.61, 3.61,
3.32, 2.71, 2.23, 1.21, 0.25]])
slope = NaturalSlope(terrainCoords)
bim = BlocksInMatrix(slopeCoords=slope.coords, blockProp=0.25,
tileSize=0.4, seed=12345)
watertabDepths = array([[0, 5, 10, 15],
[8, 7, 3, 0]])
watertable = WaterTable(slopeCoords=slope.coords,
watertabDepths=watertabDepths,
smoothFactor=3)
preferredPath = CircularSurface(
slopeCoords=slope.coords, dist1=5, dist2=15.78, radius=20)
surface = TortuousSurface(
bim, dist1=4, dist2=15.78, heuristic='euclidean',
reverseLeft=False, reverseUp=False, smoothFactor=2,
preferredPath=preferredPath.coords, prefPathFact=2)
material = MaterialParameters(
cohesion=15, frictAngle=23, unitWeight=17,
blocksUnitWeight=21, wtUnitWeight=9.8)
slices = Slices(
material=material, slipSurfCoords=surface.coords,
slopeCoords=slope.coords, numSlices=15,
watertabCoords=watertable.coords, bim=bim)
stabAnalysis = SlopeStabl(slices, seedFS=1, Kh=0, maxLambda=1)
fig = stabAnalysis.plot()
```

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