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By Hom Nath Gharti1, Dimitri Komatitsch2, Leah Langer1, Roland Martin3, Voker Oye4, Jeroen Tromp1, Uno Vaaland1, Zhenshen Yan5

1. Princeton University, USA 2. CNRS/University of Aix-Marseille, France 3. University of Toulouse, France 4. NORSAR, Norway 5. Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, China

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We use SPECFEM3D GEOTECH 1.2.0 ( Gharti et al., 2012; Gharti et al., 2012; Gharti et al., 2017) published under the GPL3 license.

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Gharti, H.N.; Komatitsch, D.; Langer, L.; Martin, R.; Oye, V.; Tromp, J.; Vaaland, U.; Yan, Z. (2017), SPECFEM 3D Geotech: an open-source, parallel and cross-platform geotechnical engineering application, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.820154, url:

Primary References

Gharti, H.N.; Komatitsch, D.; Oye, V.; Martin, R.; Tromp, J. (2012a), Application of an elastoplastic spectral-element method to 3D slope stability analysis, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 91 (1) , 1-26, doi: 10.1002/nme.3374, url:

Gharti, H.N.; Oye, V.; Komatitsch, D.; Tromp, J. (2012b), Simulation of multistage excavation based on a 3D spectral-element method, Computers & Structures, 100-101, 54-69, doi: 10.1016/j.compstruc.2012.03.005, url:


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