THE COMPUTER - A PRACTICAL TOOL FOR THE GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER

Two organisations in the UK, Genesys Ltd and Geocom UK, who are considered to have helped most in advancing the use of computer techniques in geophysical calculations are mentioned. Genesys is described as being responsible for an integrated computer system and library of engineering application programs commissioned from leading authorities in their particular field - Genesys or general engineering system. This system now contains sections for structural analysis, roads, building design, project planning, and a separate section which provides facilities for geotechnical analysis. Included in it are two programs for the examination of slope stability, one for sheet pile construction and two for the analysis of pile groups. Illustrations assist a description of slip-circle/1 and non-circular-slip/1 programs contributed to the library by Geocomp Ltd; and reference is made to sheetpile/1 program written by Rijkwaterstaat of the Netherlands associated with anchor sheet pile retaining walls; piling programs pile-20/1 and pile-30/1 produced by Stirling Maynard and Partners; and a suite of finite element programs especially for the analysis of geotechnical problems known as christina being available on a sale or lease basis. /TRRL/

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    • Celebration Issue
  • Corporate Authors:

    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, D
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 42
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM