Geotechnical Engineering CAD
Geotechnical Engineering studies rock and soil supporting civil engineering systems. In this field soil science, materials science, mechanics, and hydraulics are applied to safely and economically design foundations, retaining walls, and other structures. Identification of soil properties is a major challenge to geotechnical engineers.
Boundary conditions are often well defined in other branches of civil engineering, but unlike steel or concrete, the material properties and behavior of soil are difficult to predict due to its variability and limitation on the investigation. Furthermore, soil exhibits nonlinear (stress-dependent) strength, stiffness, and dilatancy (volume change associated with the application of shear stress) making studying soil mechanics all the more difficult.
Software Packages offered in the Geotechnical Engineering: