Formalization of geologic-engineering information and its preparation for use in computerized geotechnical analyses

V. I. Sheinin, S. A. Artemov, E. P. Sarana, Alexander Favorov, P. A. Garshin

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A scheme and algorithm are proposed for formalization of information contained in reports on geologic-engineering surveys conducted for the design of buildings and structures. The data are presented in the form of a working base containing required descriptive information on design geological elements, which are written via a special coding, and digital data (hole parameters, roof elevations of geologic-engineering elements (GEE), values of the characteristics of corresponding soil varieties, and so forth). Relationships permitting calculation of the depth dependence of soil characteristics established in the base for any point in plan at the site with respect to the indicated data set are written out and programmed. "Automated" (without nonalgorithmized construction of geologic-engineering sections) calculation of these dependencies determines the adaptation of the proposed approach to computerized geotechnical analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-211
Number of pages8
JournalSoil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Energy(all)
  • Water Science and Technology

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