For the Netherlands the safety and stability of the primary sea and driver dikes is essential since over half the population lives below sea level. In total, 3,500 kilometres of primary dikes and over 100,000 kilometres of other embankments protect the country from flooding. Over the past 75 years, the stability of the majority of the dikes and embankments has been checked using methods and tools developed by Deltares.

D-Stability contains three Limit Equilibrium Methods by Bishop, Spencer and Uplift-Van. It supports both drained and undrained material behavior. To facilitate the undrained Shansep analysis, D-Stability allows for staged construction to administrate the yield stress field. The safety factor can be calculated in each construction stage to administrate the safety of a design in time.

D-Stability supports loads and reinforcements. It displays the representative slip circle and allows for detailed inspection of the forces acting upon each slice. This all in a user-friendly interface to enable efficient assessment and design.

Service Packages

D-Stability Basic

Support through available documentation on the Deltares website or, for projects for the Dutch government, through Helpdesk Water.

D-Stability Advanced

Deltares offers the D-Stability advanced service package for €648 per year.

D-Stability application, including:

  • Support through the Deltares online environment.
  • Personal support through telephone or email.

Technical specifications

  • Minimal hardware requirements:
    • 1 GHz Intel Pentium-processor or similar
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 100 MB free disk space
    • Resolution of 1366 by 768 at 100%
  • Operating system:
    • Windows 10.
    • Older Windows versions are not supported, but it will most likely work if .NET Framework version 4.6.2 or higher is installed.

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