SVOffice 2006 is officially released and
available for purchase!
Want to get 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!
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|SVOffice 2006 is constantly being updated.
Some of our latest features are as follows:
||Enhanced drawing of 1D models
||Soils legend: soil properties displayed directly on screen
||New example models available
||· Heap leach drain-down
||· Cover analysis
||· 3D Dam analysis
||· Heated foundations
Download and install SVOffice 2006 to gain access to the new features.
|Please note that a new pricing
scheme has been implemented for our entire line of software
products. Contact us for a quotation and a
discount on the new pricing during October
SoilVision Systems is currently offering employment opportunities within our growing company. Click here for career opportunities at SoilVision Systems
|In early 2007 SoilVision Systems celebrated
its 10th Anniversary. Our tenth year has been
both highly enjoyable and successful. From
SoilVision’s early beginnings with our original
database software to our first finite-element
software to our new location to the recent
release of SVOffice 2006, we have certainly
come a long way.
To read more about the history of SoilVision
Systems, click here.
|The ability to dynamically alter the mesh during the solution of a
numerical model has been a significant feature of all SoilVision
finite element-based software since their release in the year 2000.
We remain the only geotechnical software company worldwide to
offer this advanced feature.
Why is AMR important?
“Insufficient spatial resolution is commonly recognized to be the
primary source of errors in numerical solutions of partial differential
equations (PDEs) for water flow and solute transport in the vadose
zone.” (Yeh, 2000)
Proper mesh assignment is critical to valid numerical solutions. But
what is our traditional methodology?
Typically the user:
i) creates outlining geometry and then ii) picks a preliminary grid
that seems to suit model geometry.
Most fixed-grid software companies will argue that when a
pre-generated, fixed grid is well-chosen for a given problem
a conventional numerical solution will provide valid results.
This approach is inherently flawed as noted by Tannehill, et al. 1997.
“One difficulty in solving a PDE with this approach (i.e., using a
pre-generated, fixed grid) is that the grid is constructed and points
are distributed in the physical domain before details of the solution
are actually known. As a consequence, the grid may not be the
best one for the particular problem.” (Tannehill, et al. 1997)
Other comments from literature note the following:
“Scientific and engineering computation has become so complex
that traditional numerical computation on uniform meshes is
generally not possible or too expensive” (Bern et al., 1999)
“Although faster computers have emerged in recent years, faster
computers tend to be used to solve even more difficult problems.”
“Therefore, developing efficient numerical methods that accurately solve a problem with a minimum of computer time continues to provide a worthy challenge. This is particularly important for three-dimensional simulations of large geographical areas of the vadose zone and associated groundwater zone.” (Mansell, 2002)
|The 60th annual Canadian Geotechnical
Conference is being held in Ottawa from
October 21-24 this year. SoilVision Systems
will be showcasing our new software
products as part of the conference
Come visit us in Ottawa, ON, Canada. Read more about the conferences SoilVision
Systems, Ltd. will be attending.