Eurocode 7 reflects a significant change in design philosophy from traditional geotechnical design practice. In contrast to the traditional single lumped factor of safety, the Eurocode 7 accounts for, with partial factors of safety, different uncertainties in different components of the problem.
In SVSlope, Eurocode 7's three design approaches are implemented: Design Approach 1, Design Approach 2, and Design Approach 3. For Design Approach 1, two combinations are available. Furthermore, SVSlope also enables user to define their own partial factors set. The choice of different design approaches reflects the Europe-wide adoption of the Standard and offers designers in different nations an approach most relevant to their nations.
This feature is documented in our feature article here.