Edit of soil profiles
The real boreholes contain a large amount of soil layers - however geotechnical engineer works with simplified model. The geotechnical types are used for this simplification. The boreholes are entered exactly (with all layers), the simplification is performed when soil profiles are created - these profiles represent the geotechnical model.
On an easy example we show how to create simplified soil profiles from the real boreholes and how these profiles can be used for geological section creation.
1. In the picture below we see soil profiles of two boreholes, which were created automatically from the entered boreholes.
Soil profiles exactly corresponding to the entered boreholes
2. We simplify the soil profiles by merging similar geological layers into geotechnical soil types. We start with layer of made-up ground. First, we change upper layer of "Made-up ground siSa" to the newly created soil "GT Made-up grounds". Then we merge first and second layer. On the left side we see the original borehole, on the right side the edited soil profile.
Creation of new geotechnical type (GT Made-up grounds)
Merging of upper layers of made-up grounds into the geotechnical type (GT Made-up grounds)
We continue the same way also for other layers of both boreholes - we create new geotechnical types (GT Sands, GT Clays, GT Slates) and merge the similar layers.
Simplified soil profile of Borehole BH1
Simplified soil profile of Borehole JV1
3. We define the estimated interfaces of soil layers and generate areas of geotechnnical types.
Generated areas of geotechnical types according to the simplified soil profiles
If we want to display also original boreholes in the geological section, we use the "Draw all tests" button in the right bottom corner. The soil profile is displayed on the test axis, original boreholes on the left and right side of soil profile.
Display of original tests together with soil profiles