The Rocscience International Conference 2021 Proceedings are now available. Read Now
 

Search Results

Intersection Calculator

The Intersection Calculator option allows you to quickly and accurately calculate:

  • The line of intersection of two planes
  • The plane which passes through two lines

Line From Two Planes

To calculate the intersection of two planes:

  1. Select Tools > Intersection Calculator > Line from Two Planes
  2. On the stereonet graphically enter the location of two planes.
  3. You will see the Intersection Calculator dialog, with the orientation coordinates of the graphically entered planes, and the resulting intersection line. If necessary you can edit the plane orientations in the dialog.
  4. Click OK to add the planes and intersection point to the stereonet.

Plane from Two Lines

To calculate the plane which passes through two lines:

  1. Select Tools > Intersection Calculator > Plane from Two Lines
  2. On the stereonet graphically enter the location of two lines.
  3. You will see the Intersection Calculator dialog, with the trend/plunge coordinates of the graphically entered lines, and the resulting intersection plane. If necessary you can edit the line orientations in the dialog.
  4. Click OK to add the lines and intersection plane to the stereonet.

Application: Convert apparent dip and dip direction at two points into true dip and dip direction:

If you locate two points on the stereonet using the Trend/Plunge Convention for the apparent dip and dip direction, then use the Add User Plane option to graphically fit a great circle through these two points, and this will give you the plane with true dip and dip direction.

Results

The results of the intersection calculation are displayed as a popup tooltip if you hover the mouse over the intersection line or plane.

Account Icon - click here to log in or out of your account Shopping Cart icon Click here to search our site Click here to close Learning Tech Support Documentation Info Chevron Delete Back to Top View More" PDF File Calendar Location Language Fees Video Click here to visit Rocscience's LinkedIn page Click here to visit Rocscience's YouTube page Click here to visit Rocscience's Twitter page Click here to visit Rocscience's Facebook page Click here to visit Rocscience's Instagram page Bookmark Network Scroll down for more Checkmark Download Print Back to top Single User Multiple Users CPillar Dips EX3 RocFall RocPlane RocSupport RocTopple RS2 RS3 RSData RSPile Settle3 Slide2 Slide3 SWedge UnWedge Commercial License Education License Trial License Shop safe & secure Money-back guarantee