COMPUTER AIDS DRAFTSMEN IN SOIL PROFILES AND ANALYSIS

COMPUTER PLOTTER SYSTEMS ARE USED FOR PERFORMING SOIL LABORATORY TESTS, HIGHWAY SOIL PROFILES AND CROSS SECTIONS TO REDUCE ERRORS AND COSTS, AND TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY PER MAN. THE SWINDELL-DRESSLER COMPANY WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN DEVELOPING COMPUTER PROGRAMS THAT WOULD REDUCE DRAWINGS TO SCALES SELECTED BY THE ENGINEER/TECHNICIAN OR CALCULATED BY THE RESPECTIVE PROGRAM. FOR EXAMPLE THE SOILS CLASSIFICATION PROGRAM INCLUDES THE SPECIFIC GRAVITY, GRAM SIZE ANALYSIS, AND ALTERBERG LIMITS. THE RESULT IS A COMPUTER PRINT-OUT THAT SUMMARIZES EACH PARTICULAR TEST AND THE APPROPRIATE TEST CURVES ON STANDARD 8 1/2 BY 11" PAPER FOR EASY INCLUSION INTO REPORTS; COMPUTERIZED DRAWINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON A 24 HR-BASIS. THE COMPUTER PLOTTER SYSTEMS WERE DEVELOPED FOR AN IBM 360 MODEL 44 COMPUTER WITH AN OFFLINE CALCOMP MODEL 653 DRUM PLOTTER.

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  • Accession Number: 00200529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1972 12:00AM