What effect does the "Outside diameter" and "Depth to Centerline" have on soil properties when calculation method = User?
The "Outside diameter" and "Depth to Centerline" fields have no affect on the 16 soil values (i..e. K1, P1, K2) when Edit Soil Properties Calculation method = "User".
These 2 fields of data are primary information for most of the soil properties calculation methods. Therefore it was determine to leave both of them available for all methods including "User" method even though they have no affect on the 16 soil parameters that the user must input.
Please note on the Edit Soil Properties dialog, that the "Generate" button has been grayed out when the Calculation method = "User". With out the ability to press this button, none of the soil parameters entered above the button will affect the 16 fields of soil values below the button.
Model Soil Properties with Soil Calculator