OGI uses in-house and commercial computer modelling packages to analyse and simulate a large range of groundwater or geotechnical problems encountered in the construction industry.
OGI’s modelling services can be utilised as part of a design service, such as during the design of a groundwater control system, or as standalone service where specialist consultancy is required.
OGI use in-house software (GEMOS) to simulate the performance of multi-well groundwater control systems.
The software is based upon the well flow equations, and uses superposition to calculate groundwater head across a 2D plan view coordinate space.
OGI use GEMOS to estimate well flow rates, the required head in the wells to reach the target groundwater level below an excavation, and the required wetted length in the well to ensure the performance of the system.
OGI can analyse aquifer pumping tests using OGI’s in-house radial finite element model CVM10-PRO. Aquifer pumping tests are used to establish the in-situ hydro-geological properties of the ground such as permeability and storage coefficient. These parameters are then utilised in the efficient design of groundwater control systems.
CVM can be used to simulate a transient groundwater response, which can be used to simulate the drawdown at an observation well during a pump test. It can also simulate drawdown vs. distance for transient and steady state conditions.
CVM10-LITE, a free to use version of the software, can be downloaded from the OGI website.
OGI can undertake 2D cartesian or radial groundwater flow analysis using commercial finite element software such as Geostudio SEEP/W or PLAXIS 2D PlaxFlow.
OGI can solve a number of common groundwater engineering problems such as:
OGI can undertake 2D cartesian or radial contaminant transport analysis using OGI in-house software SEFTRANS2D.
OGI can solve a number of contaminant transport problems such as:
OGI can undertakes slope stability analysis using the geotechnical finite element software tools PLAXIS 2D and 3D. The analysis is based on the design criteria set out in Eurocode EC7.
By combining our knowledge of groundwater control with slope stability analysis, we can achieve considerable cost savings for the client by eliminating the requirement for large scale sheet piling or other retaining wall structures.
OGI commonly undertake slope stability analysis for road and rail embankments and battered excavations. It can be offered as a standalone service, or a part of OGI STABLE-EARTHTM design service for weak saturated slopes.
OGI can simulate ground deformation problems that occur due to changes in pore water pressure. OGI can use a combination of Geostudio SEEP/W and SIGMA/W, or PLAXIS 2D or 3D.
Typical engineering problems OGI can solve:
OGI can simulate challenging 3D groundwater flow problems where a traditional 2D groundwater flow model would not be suitable. For this OGI use finite element software PLAXIS 3D PlaxFlow.
Examples of groundwater engineering problems OGI solve using 3D models:
OGI can simulate challenging 3D soil deformation problems where a traditional 2D geotechnical model would not be suitable. For this OGI use geotechnical finite element software PLAXIS 3D.
Examples of ground engineering problems OGI solve using 3D models:
Please call us on +44(0)-191-378-7010 to discuss where OGI can assist you with your modelling requirements.