This completely new release represents a fresh re-design of the classic and popular SoilVision® application. SVSOILS™ contains an expanded database of unsaturated soil properties and presents a new and simplified interface for a greatly improved and pleasing user experience.

The software is designed specifically for the estimation and mathematical representation of soil constitutive models for subsequent numerical modeling.

Saturated and unsaturated soil properties may be estimated based on the extensive existing database or estimated with one of the many estimation methods present in the software. The database continues to grow as more organizations donate soils to the system. The estimation methods include: 9 methods of estimating the soil-water characteristic curve; 15 methods of estimating saturated hydraulic conductivity; and 10 methods of estimating unsaturated hydraulic conductivity.

  • Includes Data for More Than 6,200 Soil Samples

  • 9 Methods for SWCC Estimation...Including Fredlund & Wilson for Sands, Silts and Clays

  • Estimate Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity by 10 Methods

  • Estimate Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity by 15 Methods

Key features and enhancements of SVSOILS

  • Premier and unique product for the estimation of unsaturated soils behavior in seepage modeling
  • Searchable database of over 40,000 soils with over 50% containing a minimum of a soil-water characteristic curve. Estimation of unsaturated soil properties through data mining.
  • Management of modeling constitutive data for saturated/unsaturated flow, shear strength, compressibility, consolidation, thermal, pore-air flow and fate and transport material properties
  • gINT borehole material import
  • Theoretical estimations of:
    • soil-water characteristic curve by nine methods
    • saturated and unsaturated hydraulic conductivities
    • the Fredlund & Wilson provides a reliable method to estimate the soil-water characteristic curve for sands, silts, and clays
    • saturated hydraulic conductivity by 15 methods
    • unsaturated hydraulic conductivity by 10 methods
    • thermal soil properties
    • consolidation modeling parameters
  • Calculate volume-mass properties of an air-water-soil mixture using any three measured properties
  • Redesigned simple user interface: Increased workflow efficiency with powerful data mining/searching capabilities
  • Import unsaturated constitutive models directly into SVFLUX™ for unsaturated seepage modeling
  • Automatic soil classification
    • Estimation of constitutive behavior of soils with high volume change characteristics. Constitutive model considering normal stress and suctions developed.
    • Calculate independent volume-mass properties of an oil-sand material including bitumen
    • Powerful data mining/searching capabilities
    • Estimate oil-sand tailings constitutive properties
    • Database of over 50 oil-sand tailings materials
    • Zapata database of over 35,000 unsaturated soils from across the United States. Searchable by geo-location (GIS).

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What Our Customers Say

  • "SVSOILS™ is a valuable program which assists in the design of soil cover systems for waste management facilities such as landfills, tailing deposits and waste rock dumps. In many cases the soil-water characteristic curves and hydraulic conductivity values for the potential soils which may be used for construction are not available during the early stages of design. We use SVSOILS to estimate the properties on the basis of the grain-size distribution and other simple index properties. This allows preliminary analysis to proceed almost immediately. The optimum soils may be selected for the more detailed and time-consuming testing. In many cases it is possible to provide a complete design while testing only a limited number of samples to confirm soil properties.”

  • "The power of SVSOILS™ is in its large database of soil-water characteristic curves, and the fact that this database can be added to by the user. The “query” option allows grouping of soils with similar characteristics, such as grain-size distribution and classification. SVSOILS™ is a valuable tool for use in unsaturated soil studies.”"

  • "I am currently using SVSOILS™ to estimate hydraulic conductivity in areas where we have limited soil data and usually only estimates of soil texture. We are using the database of similar textures to interpolate soil moisture curves for input into drainage models to estimate impacts of drainage ditches to nearby wetland hydrology.”

  • The new design is more tightly integrated with the SVOFFICE™5 suite of software and developed constitutive models may easily be integrated with the corresponding numerical analysis software package.

    A new feature of SVSOILS™ is the ability to develop a consitutive model for oil-sand tailings as a saturated or unsaturated material.

    SoilVision Systems Ltd. has spent years collecting high-quality unsaturated soil data from sources all over the world. Our database now contains data on over 6,200 soil samples. 98% of these soil samples have a soil-water characteristic curve measured in a laboratory. The soil database also contains saturated permeability (hydraulic conductivity) data on over 2,500 soils as well as unsaturated permeability data on over 700 soils.

    It is crucial to have an accurate description of unsaturated soil properties when performing finite element modeling of water and contaminant flow through the unsaturated soil zone. Methods for estimating unsaturated soil properties may not always be reliable. The use of the database contained in the SVSOILS™ software can confirm the potential variability of your unsaturated soil properties. Groups of soils may be selected and plotted together to give a comprehensive idea of the variability of the soil-water characteristic curve. Determination of the air entry value (AEV) or the residual water content with increased accuracy is now possible.

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  • General Applications:

    • Estimation of field capacity and capillary rise based on grainsize information
    • Estimation of soil-water characteristic curves
    • Estimation of saturated hydraulic conductivity curves
    • Estimation of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity curves


    Seepage Applications:

    • Estimation of unsaturated hydraulic soil properties for seepage finite element modeling
    • Easily push data to SVFLUX™ to perform your seepage analysis
  • SVOFFICE™5 User Manual



    The investment in geotechnical / hydrogeological software is an important decision for most consulting firms. Software must perform well and yield results in a limited timeframe such that reports can be completed on time and under budget. We recognize this at SoilVision Systems Ltd. and and have worked hard over the past number of years to provide software which is both easy to use and technologically advanced. We believe that our current SVOFFICE™5 software products are the best currently available for geotechnical and hydrogeological applications. Listed below are a few of the reasons why your firm would benefit from our software from the perspective of a manager.

    1. 3D Modeling Solutions
      • Modeling of systems which are not adequately represented by a simplified 2D cross section may be accomplished in full 3D. Examples include regional flow, levee analysis, and planar geometry.
    2. Advanced Slope Stability Analysis
      • With the highly advanced SVSLOPE® slope stability analysis package, your company will have access to the most comprehensive array of deterministic and probabilistic methods of limit equilibrium and stress-based analysis methods.
    3. Advanced Model Coupling
      • Coupling of the air/water/thermal phases allows more comprehensive analysis of i) cover designs and, ii) waste rock flow, and iii) various other applications.
      • Coupled density-dependant flow allows handling of salt-water/ fresh water potash mine tailings scenarios and tidal inflow scenarios.
    4. 3D Conceptual Geometry Modeling and Visualization and 2D Slicing with SVDESIGNER™
      • SVDESIGNER™ allows for rapid three-dimensional geotechnical prototyping of designs.
      • 2D slices can be quickly and easily extracted from your geotechnical designs and brought into SVFLUX™GT for analysis.
    5. Automatic Mesh Generation and Refinement
      • Automatic mesh generation and refinement greatly enhances model stability, accuracy, and convergence.
    6. Spatially Varying Material Properties
      • Material properties may now be set to vary spatially in any particular region of the model domain. This is available in our SVSLOPE® and SVFLUX™GT packages
    7. Product Integration
      • Products support highly integrated and coupled solutions. i.e. Rainfall on an unsaturated slope potentially causing instability.
    8. Comprehensive Probabilistic Analysis
      • Monte Carlo, APEM, Latin Hypercube and other types of probabilistic analysis may be carried out in our SVSLOPE® package. Monte Carlo analysis for steady state models can be carried out in our SVFLUX™GT package.
    9. Extensive Soil Database
      • Our SVSOILS™ (formerly SOILVISION®) Database of unsaturated hydraulic properties includes laboratory data on over 6500 soils and 24 theoretical methods of estimating unsaturated hydraulic properties.
    10. World Class Support
      • Highly dedicated team with tracking and fast response to all raised issues - typically within 24 - 48 hours.

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