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jwripple

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  1. Yes, G-value took me a long time to figure out especially that I had to add new lithologies and did'nt realize that the G-values got defaulted to 1. Here's how I associated the G-values with the certain soils. Had to refer to a Soil Mechanics book to try to correlate numerical values to soils. How did you do yours? Hope this helps.

    Gravel 1

    Sand 2

    Poorly-graded Sand 2.2

    Silty Sand 2.4

    Clayey Sand 2.5

    Sandy Clay 2.6

    Sandy Silt 2.7

    Alluvium 2.8

    Silt 3

    Sandy Lean Clay 3.1

    Lean Clay 3.3

    Lean to Fat Clay 3.6

    Fat Clay 3.8

    Clay 4

    Peat 5


  2. Basically, I am giving a presentation in about a week to a bunch of engineers and managers in my department about RockWorks 14 and ArcGIS. Let it be known that I am a Senior in College(Civil Engineering) and was given RockWorks 2006 out of nowhere to learn all by myself, with 50 years of Boring Logs and Geotechnical Reports. By the way, I work at a Waste Water Plant(caters to 1.5 mil people). So I have been struggling all by myself the last 7 months and have gotten the hang of RockWorks and some of the various commands it entails. So now, I've come up with a fairly detailed PowerPoint presentation with all the various things RockWorks offers(that is relevant to Boring Logs) and made a bunch of 2D and 3D examples. So, my question is; what sets RockWorks aside from other programs? In short, what benefits would making all these 2D and 3D models, sections, maps, etc... benefit others? How long would these models be valid and is that a relevant question in my case or is it based on the engineer who analyzes my work?

    Based on others who have actually used RockWorks in the field and benefited from this program, could please share your knowledge to why it is so? The main thing I have been doing is using RockWorks for Boring Logs from Geotechnical Studies. Undergrad in engineering barely covers any Geotechnical engineering and the very basics of Soil Mechanics. Help is greatly appreciated.


  3. Basically, I have a ton of boring logs and the city I work for purchased RockWorks 2006, without anyone knowing how to use this software. I've kinda learned the basics of RockWorks, yet I am at point of what else to do with RockWorks with the Borings Logs. I have inputted the lithology and inputted things like moisture content, dry density etc. into the I-Data section, but can't really interpolate the data. Here is a picture of the boring log and I would appreciate greatly if you could give me some input on how to better use RockWorks. I am trying to make the best computer model I can create using these logs.

    Ahhh... I guess this forum is having problems trying to upload pictures... Basically the Boring log looks like any other log, in which it includes: Depth, Samples, Blows, Pocket Penetrometer Comp. Strength, Description, Dry Density, Moisture Content, Atterberg Limits (Liquid and Plastic Limit %), unconfined shear strength and additional tests (GS). Help please.

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