Ground Grid Systems Software

Ground Grid Systems

Ground Grid Systems

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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. High efficient multi-core parallel calculation allows fast analysis of irregular large-scale renewable applications. 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.
3D ViewSoil View
  • Uniform Grid
    • IEEE 80/81
    • IEEE 665
    • Rod & Conductor Optimization
  • Finite Element Analysis
    • Interactively design Rods & Conductors in 3-D Space
    • Handle irregular configurations of any shape

Rod & Conductor Optimization

Ground Grid Systems Software Capabilities

  • Fast analysis of irregular large-scale renewable ground grid application
  • 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-definable conductor library
  • Ground grid configurations showing conductor & rod plots
  • Compare potentials to tolerable limits
  • Report step, touch, & absolute potentials inside & outside grid area.
3-D Config

Plotting & Reporting

  • Soil Analysis Plotting & Report
    • Generate the soil resistivity plot based on Wenner four-pin method
    • Export soil analysis results to Microsoft Excel report
  • Ground Grid Potential Plots
    • 3-D absolute surface potential plots
    • Color-coded 3-D touch potential plots
    • Color-coded 3-D step potential plots
    • Color-coded contour plots
    • Rotation animation of 3-D plots
  • Ground Grid Report
    • Generate complete or concise ground grid report in multiple report formats
SoilPotential Rotation Video

Videos

Ground Grid Design Made Simple

Ground Grid Design Made Simple

In this webinar, learn how to obtain accurate and economical ground grid designs by quickly identifying appropriate ground grid layouts, while efficiently conducting studies using integrated fault analysis tools. 

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