SoilVision Products

What makes our geotechnical software suite stand out from the others? SoilVision has worked hard to be the most technically advanced geotechnical software suite currently available. Firms which have switched to our suite have realized increased productivity within the context of our advanced features and stellar support. Here are some of the main reasons to use our software suite:

1. 3D Modeling Solutions
Modeling of systems which are not adequately represented by a simplified 2D cross section may be accomplished. Comprehensive methodologies for building and solving models have been implemented in the software. The software is particularly well-suited for the solution of large mining problems.
2. Advanced Slope Stability Analysis
With the new SVSLOPE slope stability analysis package your company will have access to the most comprehensive array of deterministic and probabilistic methods of limit equilibrium analysis methods. 3D slope stability analysis possible as well.
3. Full Geotechnical Suite / Coupled Analysis
The SVOffice geotechnical / hydrological software suite provides a complete suite of geotechnical finite element and limit equilibrium software packages designed to solve the most common numerical modeling problems. The suite allows for uncoupled or fully coupled solutions of problems involving slope stability, groundwater seepage, stress / deformation, heat flow including freeze/thaw, contaminant transport, and air flow. All modules are integrated which allows for easy creation of fully coupled numerical analysis in 1D/2D/ and 3D.
4. Automatic Mesh Generation and Refinement
Our software implements automatic mesh refinement in all three dimensions. This feature enhances the ability of the software to solve highly non-linear "difficult" models. Automatic mesh generation and refinement greatly enhances model stability, accuracy, and convergence.
5. Unsaturated Flow
Our unsaturated SVFlux package represents the most able package for solving highly non-linear unsaturated flow models. Influenced by the unsaturated soils principles developed by Professor Del Fredlund and coupled with our SoilVision database of over 6200 unsaturated hydraulic soil properties the software allows the average engineer to easily begin to apply unsaturated soils principles to your project.
  6. Easy to Use
The software supports a freshly designed Windows user interface that is unencumbered by legacy issues typically found in older software. The user is able to quickly design models based on an intuitive CAD user interface and logical feature layout. The software is an efficiency tool that allows the user to create and complete models in hours or days... not weeks or months!
  7. Climatic Interface
SVFlux and SVHeat implement climatic modules which allow the user to enter detailed climatic data. Implementation of the rigorous Fredlund-Wilson-Penman climatic interface allows calculation of actual evaporation at the ground surface.
8. Advanced Probabilistic Methods
Our software represents the most complete implementation of probabilistic features currently available in a geotechnical software suite. Implementation of APEM methods and spatial variability through random fields sets us apart!
  9. Continuous Innovation
We have designed our software to allow quick addition of features for our customers. New versions are generated every 2 - 4 weeks!
  10. World Class Support
Our team is highly dedicated to enabling our customers to successfully complete projects. In order to do this we provide tracking and fast response to all raised issues - typically within 24 - 48 hours. We establish our clients based on long-term relationships.

We have been using SVSlope and SVFlux for the past year and have found them to be efficient and productive engineering tools which have allowed us to offer our services in an efficient manner. The capability of automated increased discretization of the mesh is an absolute benefit to our modeling, reducing time and effort. We have found the software quick and easy for our engineers to train and utilize. I would recommend this product to other geotechnical consulting firms.

Barry L. Carlson, P.E., President, InTerraLogic

We found the response time regarding implementation of the new boundary condition feature impressive. The software has subsequently been utilized on various projects within AMEC including dry stack and traditional tailing storage facility design, as well as numerous closure cover systems. The comprehensive climatic and material characteristic relationships and CAD interface have been instrumental in reducing both modeling time and cost.

Justin Hall, P.Eng., Senior Engineer, AMEC Earth & Environmental

The SVFlux software has provided a stable and productive environment by which we have been able to quickly apply unsaturated flow numerical models and further develop this area of our business.

Albert van Zyl
Golder Associates, South Africa