Accession Number : ADA317990

Title :   Intelligent/Adaptive Site Characterization Software.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 28 Sep 93-17 Jul 95,

Corporate Author : APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Bratton, Wesley L. ; Bianchi, Christopher J. ; Shinn, James D.

PDF Url : ADA317990

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : A computer based analysis package was developed to assist field personnel conducting environmental site characterization projects. Applied Research Associates, Inc. conducted the research project for the Air Force and were assisted by researchers at the University of Vermont, Colorado School of Mines, Argonne National Laboratory and Con Solve Inc. of Lexington MA.. The goal of the project was to develop a user friendly software system which could be used to analyze field data in near real time and to select additional sampling points based on the prior data set. The software package, entitled IA Site (Intelligent Adaptive-Site Characterization) is designed to run on a high end IBM compatible PC with a minimum of 32 Megabytes of memory and one gigabyte of hard disc space. As of the date of the project, many of the available geostatistical codes and environmental site characterization database programs only run on the UNIX operating system, hence the PC computer is set up to operate with both a UNIX and Windows operating system. The I/A-Site software package is designed to be modular so that different analysis or graphics programs can be added as desired. Major software components of I/A-Site include: SitePlanner from ConSolve which serves as the data base, links the various software packages and provides 2-D graphics capability, ConeTap, from ARA which analyzes CPT data and provides the data in a format compatible for use by I/A-Site, three geostatic codes (PLUME developed by Argonne National Laboratory, SCANN developed by the University of Vermont, and UNCERT developed by the Colorado School of Mines). A probabilistic groundwater flow code (POWDER, developed by UvM) is also provided as is the 3-D graphics program SiteView developed by ConSolve.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *SITES, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *USER FRIENDLY, DATA BASES, AIR FORCE, WATER FLOW, OPTIMIZATION, DECONTAMINATION, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, REAL TIME, COMPUTERS, PROBABILITY, COSTS, CODING, THREE DIMENSIONAL, GROUND WATER, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, UNIVERSITIES, VERMONT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Water Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

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