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1.1 This guide covers the conditions that determine the selection of a suitable simulation approach for a site investigation problem. Alternative simulation approaches considered here are conditional and nonconditional, indicator and Gaussian, single and multiple realization, point, and block.
1.2 This guide describes the conditions for which the use of simulation is an appropriate alternative to the use of estimation in geostatistical site investigations.
1.3 This guide does not discuss the basic principles of geostatistics. Introductions to geostatistics may be found in numerous texts including Refs (1), (2), and (3).
1.4 This guide is concerned with general simulation approaches only and does not discuss particular simulation algorithms currently in use. These are described in Refs (4), (5), and (6).
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids
D5549 Guide for The Contents of Geostatistical Site Investigation Report
D5922 Guide for Analysis of Spatial Variation in Geostatistical Site Investigations
D5923 Guide for Selection of Kriging Methods in Geostatistical Site Investigations
ICS Number Code 07.060 (Geology. Meteorology. Hydrology)
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ASTM D5924-96e1, Standard Guide for Selection of Simulation Approaches in Geostatistical Site Investigations, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.orgBack to Top