SVOFFICE™5 CLASSROOM allows professors to produce and present modeling examples for the classroom. The software is ideal for students who are taught numerical modeling concepts, specifically in the following fields of study: slope stability, groundwater seepage, stress/deformation of foundations, contaminant transport, freeze/thaw thermal analysis, and pore-air flow in soils. Using prefabricated tutorials, webinars and assignments, this edition allows the instructor to easily present relevant course material and introduces students to leading-edge numerical modeling software – an advanced preparation for their futures as engineers.
SVOFFICE™5 CLASSROOM EDITION allows professors to produce modeling examples for the classroom. The software is ideal for students who are taught numerical modelling concepts in both 2D and 3D.
What Features are Enabled?
CLASSROOM EDITION is essentially "The Works". In other words, it includes all of our available modules and solving engines. Nearly all Standard level features are included and fully-functional with one caveat, there is a cell limit of 100 cells in 1D, 400 cells in 2D and 1200 cells in 3D.
Listed below are assignment presentation videos intended for classroom environments
This presentation demonstrates how to compute Factor of Safety in SVSlope®, using the Ordinary Method and Simplified Bishop Method. Use this video for Question 1 part A.
This presentation demonstrates how to compute the Factor of Safety in SVSlope® for a long-term steady-state case, using the Ordinary Method and Simplified Bishop Method. Use this video for Question 1 part B.
Part B (with Seepage)
This presentation demonstrates how to compute the Factor of Safety in SVSLOPE® for a long-term steady-state case that includes seepage, using the Ordinary Method and Simplified Bishop Method. Use this video for Question 1 part B.
SoilVision Systems has created an extensive library of video tutorials to assist new users. They are intended to get you up and running quickly and help familiarize you with the many unique features of the SVOFFICE™ suite of products. The tutorials can be found by visiting the Video Tutorials section.
What Students and Professors Say
"SVSOILS™ has provided us with a valuable database required for model development and research in various areas of unsaturated soils mechanics. Our sincere gratitude is expressed to SoilVision™ team for their continuous support. "
Professor Ghassem Habibagahi
Department of Civil Engineering at Shiraz University
"I have been using SoilVision's SVOFFICE™ software for research and training purposes for a number of years now. Myself and my colleagues have developed a number of training modules in this software, and have been using these to teach limit equilibrium and flow modeling to undergraduate students in the civil, environmental and mining engineering streams.
In my opinion, this software is easy to learn and fun to use. The built-in tutorials are sufficient to get one started. With these tutorials, my students were generally able to complete their analyses with minimal involvement on my side.
Based on my own experience, it takes around a month of full-time use to become reasonably competent with the software (provided that one understands the theoretical underpinnings of this type of analysis) - a short learning curve, compared to other products of similar complexity. The interface is intuitive enough for me to figure out things on my own, and I rarely had the need to ask for help.
I don't generally like praising anything excessively, and I don't post particularly glowing reviews for anything. Having said that, I must mention the SoilVision support. At some point during my research, I was conducting a number of replication studies for my thesis. In that period, I must have emailed SoilVision's support anywhere from 2 to 5 times a day, with fairly complex (and sometimes very dumb) questions. I always got a response by the end of the day, and a resolution within a couple days at most. In a number of urgent cases (such as during a tutorial session with a classroom of students) I called them directly on the phone and, with senior product engineers involved, had the issue addressed in minutes."
Elena Zabolotnii, PEng MEng
PhD Candidate, Geotechnical Engineering at University of Alberta
"The use of SVSLOPE® software as part of a research project on clay slopes under seismic conditions with the Université de Sherbrooke has been incredibly easy and effective. The continuation of this research with SoilVision is promising, along with their great technical support - which was always available and a passionate geotechnical team supporting the project."
Student at Université de Sherbrooke
"We have allowed our students the choice of using multiple Geotechnical software suites in our Dam Design and other Geotechnical courses. Our students consistently gravitate towards SoilVision software as being the most modern and user-friendly."
Gilson Gitirana Jr.
Associate Professor at Federal University of Goiás
"This new software for stability analysis includes a number of state-of-the-art options for probabilistic slope stability analysis. This feature, combined with comprehensive deterministic analyses, will provide new opportunities to build confidence in the results of a site-specific analysis.”
Prof. Dirk van Zyl, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Mine Life Cycle Systems at University of British Columbia
"I'm excited to see the release of this new and innovative product. I look forward to and encourage the application of this software on additional geotechnical projects.”
Prof. Ward Wilson, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Mining Chair at University of British Columbia
"In consulting engineering practice, I am increasingly made aware of the important and beneficial role that modeling the unsaturated soil zone can play in providing the client with the best possible engineered solution. The SoilVision software has made it possible to readily estimate and incorporate unsaturated soil properties into the modeling of saturated-unsaturated soil systems.”
Del Fredlund, O.C., Ph.D., P.Eng.
Senior Project Engineer at Golder Associates
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