Ground Grid Systems Software

Ground Grid Systems

Ground Grid Systems

Safety    Flexibility    Protection
The Ground Grid Systems module enables engineers to quickly and accurately design and analyze ground protection. Flexible design methodologies allow for quick auto-designed layouts or very detailed schemes. Color-coded graphical plots provide impressive results.
Soil Analysis tools allow automatic generation of a two-layer soil model from soil measurement data, based on the Wenner four-pin method.
Interface
  • Uniform Grid
    • IEEE 80/81
    • IEEE 665
    • Rod & Conductor Optimization
  • Finite Element Analysis
    • Rods & Conductors in any 3-D Direction
    • Handle irregular configurations of any shape

Rod & Conductor Optimization

Ground Grid Systems Software Capabilities

  • Two-layer soil configuration plus surface material
  • Soil measurement data based on Wenner four-pin method
  • Automatic generation of two-layer soil model
  • Table of potentials at the earth's surface
  • External boundary extensions
  • Variable weight & temperature options
  • Compare allowable currents against fault currents
  • User-expandable conductor library
  • Ground grid configurations showing conductor & rod plots
  • Compare potentials to tolerable limits
  • Step, touch, & absolute potentials inside & outside grid
3-D Config

Plotting & Reporting

  • Soil resistivity plot
  • Export soil analysis results to Microsoft Excel
  • 3-D touch-and-step potential plots
  • 3-D absolute voltage plots
  • Color-coded contour plots
  • Graphical display of over-limit voltages
  • Conductor segments oriented in any 3-D direction
  • Output results in Microsoft Access databases format
  • Use Crystal Reports® for full color, customizable reports
  • Export output reports to your favorite word processor
  • Rotation animation
  • Rotation increment (-15 to 15 degrees)
  • Rotation detail – wire frame/plotting style/full detail
  • Viewing style – color/monochrome
  • Shading style – white/color
  • Font size – small/medium/large
  • Numeric precision – 0, 1, 2, 3 decimals
  • Grid lines – no grid, X and/or Y axes
  • Plotting method – wire frame/surface/surface with frame/surface with contouring/pixels
Soil PlotStep Potential

Videos

Ground Grid System

Ground Grid System

Overview on ETAP capabilities in ground grid system design and analysis using IEEE 80 Standard and Finite Element Method (FEM).

Literature

Ground Grid Systems

Ground Grid Systems

White Papers