Geostudio 2021 CORE Hands-On Training (Malaysia)


27 Apr 2021 (Tue)


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Level 13-06, Menara MBMR, No.1, Jalan Syed Putra
58000 Kuala Lumpur

  • Early-bird fees only valid for registrations received by 26th March 2021.
  • Participants are required to bring their own laptops with support for WiFi connection and Windows System.
  • Training License will be provided.
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Course Objective

The objective of this course is to provide users with a comprehensive introduction to the modelling techniques used in GeoStudio CORE suite which includes SLOPE/W, SEEP/W and SIGMA/W. Key features essential for proper usage of the software to setup an analysis model will be covered.

Participants will learn the basics of using GeoStudio CORE suite to perform limit equilibrium slope stability analysis, finite elements seepage analysis and finite element stress-deformation analysis.

Course Outline

Introduction to GeoStudio CORE Suite

  • Integration of SLOPE/W, SEEP/W and SIGMA/W
  • Using analysis results from one engine to another
  • Multiple analysis on the same model/geometry
  • Examples with Integration

Part 1. SLOPE/W: Slope Stability Analysis

  • Factor of Safety Approach
  • Method of Slices
  • Defining a stability problem
  • Soil Material Properties
  • Pore-water pressure options
  • Analysis: Slip Search Methods: Entry-Exit, Grid-Radius
  • Analysis Method: Janbu, Bishop, Ordinary, Morgenstern-Price, Spencer, GLE
  • Optimization of Slip Surface
  • Drawing a line/point surcharge/tension crack options filled/not filled with water
  • Reinforcement: pile, anchor, soil nails, geofabric
  • Safety Map
  • Sensitivity analysis: piezometric line; soil parameters
  • Graph Plotting: Strength vs Mobilised Shear


Part 2. SEEP/W: Groundwater Seepage Analysis

  • Finite Element Seepage Modeling in GeoStudio
  • Meshing: Quadrilateral, Triangular, General
  • Mesh Refinement point, line, regions
  • Steady State Seepage Analysis in SEEP/W
  • Saturated/Unsaturated Soil Model
  • Defining a hydraulic conductivity function
  • Defining and assigning hydraulic boundary conditions
  • Viewing pore water pressure contours/flow vectors
  • Calculating flow rate
  • Transient Flow Example

Part 3. SIGMA/W: Stress and Deformation Analysis

  • Linear Elastic Analysis in SIGMA/W
  • Sequential Construction using Cloning and using results from parent analysis
  • Defining In-situ and Load/Deformation Analysis
  • Generating Interface Elements with different soil properties
  • Defining and assigning Stress/Strain Boundary Conditions
  • Add/Remove Regions (Excavation/Fill)
  • Viewing X and Y Displacement/Stresses
  • Drawing customized graph results from finite element nodes and beam elements
  • Embankment built-up example

Speaker Profile

Choo, June ShyanP.E

Er. Choo is a Singapore-Registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years of building design experience, both in Singapore and the USA. He had designed over 200 Light-gage steel frame structures scattered over USA and many RC and Steel buildings in Singapore when he was a consultant in major consulting companies.

Er. Choo has extensive experience in computer-aided analysis and design using advanced engineering software. He is well-versed in advanced numerical analysis including Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis and Performance Based Design.

He is the Technical Director of the Otte group of companies which specializes in advanced and innovative IT solutions for Building, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering professionals. He has conducted numerous training courses and seminars both in Singapore, Malaysia and other countries.

Er. Choo graduated with a Master of Public Works and Master of Science in Civil Engineering, earning a Full Academic Merit Scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was also awarded the Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honor Society, USA) scholarship in the Metropolitan District, the National Dean’s List and the Pitt’s School of Engineering Dean’s List during his undergraduate studies in the University.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Due to limited seats of 12, registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Training seats will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
  2. Cancellation of registration notice must be made in writing if you are unable to attend.  Course fees refund as follows:
    • Notice received 14 days prior to course date – 90% refund.
    • Notice received 7 days prior to course date – 75% refund.
    • Cancellation will not be accepted if notice is received less than 7 working days before the event; but a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge.