Geoscience Workbench

Financial planners may scheme on spreadsheets and mechanical engineers may design on CAD systems, but geotechnical engineers work with three-dimensional maps. Currently under development with Argonne Labs and CONSOLV is a geoscience workbench that seamlessly integrates 3D analysis with computer graphics visualization to produce a truely interactive environment. Workbench combines CAD, GIS (geographic information systems), engineering analysis, and rule-based reasoning in a single environment using state-of-the-art workstations and computer graphics hardware and software. At its completion Workbench will consist of four principal components or modules:

Related Publications by C.H. Dowding

A Method for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Site Characterization Management (with J.D. Ditmars, G.B. Baecher, and D.E. Edgar) Argonne National Laboratory Report, ANL/EES-TM-342, 1988.

Site Characterization and Exploration, C.H. Dowding, editor, ASCE Special Technical Publication, 1978.

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Dr.Charles H. Dowding