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Advances in probabilistic slope stability analysis and coupled climatic 1D/2D/3D finite element seepage modeling

September 21, 2008
8:30am to 4:30pm
61st CGS — 9th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Advances in probabilistic slope stability analysis and coupled climatic 1D/2D/3D finite element seepage modeling

September 30, 2008
8:30am to 4:30pm
12th IACMAG Conference
Goa, India

Slope Stability And Seepage Modeling Of Mine Tailings And Waste Rock – Application Of New Technologies

October 17, 2008
8:30am to 4:30pm
Tailings and Mine Waste 2008
Vail, Colorado, USA

Keep up-to-date by visiting our short course page often!

Why is SVOffice 2006 so popular?

SVOffice 2006 is quickly becoming one of the most popular geotechnical software packages available.

Want to try out SVOffice 2006? Our student versions are free and available to universities and consultants alike. The student version is highly capable of solving a wide range of problems. Feel the power of SVOffice 2006!

Want to know more about SVOffice 2006? Read about the top 10 reasons to choose SVOffice 2006.


SVOffice 2006 includes six numerical modeling applications - SVFlux, ChemFlux, SVHeat, SVAirFlow, SVSolid, and SVDynamic - available individually or as a bundle.

The Two-Point Method for the SWCC

The soil-water characteristic curve generally has two primary defining points; namely: 1.) the water content and suction at the air entry value for the soil, and 2.) the water content and soil suction at residual conditions. There are also two additional points that define the extreme limits on the SWCC; namely, completely saturated conditions under zero suction (i.e., saturated water content and porosity), and completely dry conditions (i.e., zero water content and a soil suction of 1,000,000 kPa).

Is it possible to generate data points along the entire range of the SWCC if I have an estimate of the air entry value and residual conditions for a soil?

Computer modeling of a physical process in an unsaturated soil (e.g., seepage) requires that one or more unsaturated soil property functions for each soil strata. There are numerous procedures to arrive at the unsaturated soil properties. Virtually in every situation requires an initial assessment of a representative soil-water characteristic curve, SWCC, for each soil strata.

Soil suction graph

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2008 Conferences

In 2008, SoilVision Systems will be attending and exhibiting at conferences across North America and in Asia. We will be exhibiting and attending the 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 9th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference. This combined event will be held from the 21st to the 24th of September.

In October, we will be attending and exhibiting at the 12th IACMAG in Goa, Indea, from the 1st to the 6th. We will also be at Tailings and Mine Waste 2008 in Vail, Colorado, from the 18th to the 23rd. Please let us know if you are in the area, we would be glad to see you!

Be sure to visit our conferences and tradeshows page to keep up-to-date on future events!

2008 Conferences

Latest Software

SVOffice 2006 1.62.10 (released June 18, 2008)
SoilVision 4.19 (released February 13, 2008)

Latest Applications

SVFlux: Mica Earth Dam
SVFlux 3D: Mica Earth Dam
SVSolid 3D: Multi-Layer Tunnel
SVSolid 3D: Antamina Earth Dam Stress Analysis
SVDynamic: Landfill Slope Stability
Cover Modeling with SVFlux
SVFlux: Mine Tailings Drain-Down
SVFlux: Heap Leach Pad Analysis

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