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Dips is a stereographic projection program for the analysis and presentation of orientation-based geotechnical data with visualization of vectors, density contours, plane intersections and traverses. You can determine joint sets, perform kinematic analysis of slope stability, and more in this multi-purpose tool. You can also draw user-defined planes, sets and annotative tools for advanced analysis.

Kinematic analysis: The kinematic analysis capabilities of Dips allow you to identify critical zones, vectors, and intersections on a stereonet overlay with the kinematic analysis of planar and wedge sliding, or direct and flexural toppling failure modes. You can export kinematic results to excel, containing critical vectors and intersections for all failure modes.

Jointing analysis: Three built-in analysis options: Joint Spacing to calculate true or apparent spacing between joints within a set, RQD Analysis for assessing Rock Quality Designation, and Joint Frequency for counting the occurrence of joints along each 1D distance interval, on a linear or borehole traverse.

Integrates with:
SWedge: By using the integration between Dips and SWedge, you can easily transform your raw orientation data into Dip and Dip Direction format for import into SWedge. Identify critical discontinuities, joint sets, and kinematic properties with Dips to be further analyzed in SWedge.

UnWedge: This integration enables you to import orientation data and set statistics from Dips into UnWedge for Deterministic, or Probabilistic Analysis. By transferring and assigning statistical distributions to your orientation data from Dips to UnWedge, obtain the probability of failure for your rock models faster.

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