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CONTENTS
  • Announcing Webinars
  • Employment at SVS
  • Merry Christmas
  • SVOffice 2006!!!
  • Save on SVOffice 2006
  • Del Fredlund Editoriall
Announcing Webinars

SoilVision Systems Ltd. would like to introduce a new training service for existing and potential clients. Webinars are online group training sessions in which our computer screen will be projected onto yours. You will be able watch us as we set up example models in SVOffice 2006.



You will be able to call into a live online training session that includes both live audio and a realtime video stream of a modeling process.

To sign up for your free session, visit our webinar webpage.

Employment at SVS

SoilVision Systems would like to encourage all interested parties to explore the employment opportunities with our company.

Click here to visit recent employment opportunities at SoilVision Systems.

Merry Christmas

All of the staff at SoilVision Systems, Ltd. would like to wish you and your families a happy holiday season.

Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!


SVOffice 2006!!!

We would like to announce the release of the SVOffice 2006 prototype. The prototype will be released to a group of existing SVS customers. If you have purchased our finite element products and are interested in testing the prototype, please submit your request here.



SVOffice 2006 has integrated all of our modeling software programs into a single application. A single click brings users from one modeling program to another.



New features in SVOffice 2006 include:

  • A New User Interface
  • Fully 3D Visual Model Design
  • Simple to Use
  • Product Integration
  • Enhanced Data Management
  • Integrated Help Systems
Click here to learn more about SVOffice 2006.

Click here to order your copy of SVOffice 2006.
Save on SVOffice 2006

On March 1, 2007 SoilVision Systems will be implementing new pricing for our SVOffice 2006 package. Order or upgrade to your SVOffice 2006 software today to save on the upcoming pricing increases.



Contact us today
to request a quotation for the software package that suits you best.

We are happy to assist you in any way that we can.

Del Fredlund Editorial

The Changing Face of Soil Mechanics

Written by D.G. Fredlund


Geotechnical engineers often comment on the youthfulness of Soil Mechanics as a science. I was only 3 years old when Karl Terzaghi published his English version of Theoretical Soil Mechanics, and I still like to consider myself "young".

Many things have changed in geotechnical engineering since the 1940s. The way we perform our subsurface investigations has remained quite similar. Boreholes are still drilled with disturbed and undisturbed soil samples taken at intervals for later laboratory testing. However, the manner in which we obtain our engineering solutions to problems has changed dramatically. Terzaghi and his contemporaries assembled the context for soil mechanics at a time when the tools for solving mathematical problems were significantly different than what is available today.

In the 1940s, the writers of soil mechanics' textbooks attempted to take complex three-dimensional, real-world problems and reduce them to simplified, closed-form solutions. Flownets provided a solution for the movement of water through an isotropic, homogeneous, two-dimensional porous continuum. Methods of (Vertical) Slices provided a solution for calculating the factor of safety of a two-dimensional slope. Method of (horizontal) Layers provided a solution for the calculation of settlement below a one-dimensional, compressible clay soil. The soil mechanics world contained a series of soil property constants (e.g., k, c', and φ'), and those soil properties that were not constants were linearized to become constants (e.g., C c and C s)...

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