A Geotechnical/Earthquake Engineering Information System—Expanding the GIS Conceptual Framework

by B. Dendrou, MicroEngineering Inc,
S. Dendrou, MicroEngineering Inc,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geographic Information Systems and their Application in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering


Data in a typical geotechnical and earthquake engineering study, encompass a variety of sources of information from site investigations, field instrumentation, dynamic computer simulations, dynamic lab tests, to study results in the form of regulatory constraints and risk maps. This huge amount of data is used by a large variety of professional with different backgrounds and interests necessitating the use of the computer technology and resources for communication. Initially, a generation of CAD tools appeared which automated the drafting engineering requirements. The purpose of this paper is to show-case a prototype PC platform as applied to Geotechnical/Earthquake engineering. Elements of the new computer technology that is used in this platform are: on-screen use and manipulation of raster images: automatic input stream preparation for environmental fate model; automatic data reduction and presentation of results; integration of network communicating data bases.

Subject Headings: Geotechnical engineering | Field tests | Computer models | Automation | Frames | Site investigation | Dynamic tests | Computer networks

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