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What is significance of modeling of soil as two layered or multilayered soil?

Hi Vyas,

Thank you for your question regarding multi-layered soil, it is our pleasure to help.

Rarely does one ever find soil conditions that could be considered one-layer (uniform) or even 2-layer.  Most commonly you will find soil conditions that are best modeled using 3, 4 or 5 layer conditions.  These layers impact the way electrical energy propagates through the earth dramatically, and should be accounted for, particularly when dealing with human safety.  Here is a link with more information on this subject for you:


If the above link does not answer all your questions, please feel free to contact us again in the future.

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The Engineering Team at E&S Grounding Solutions


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