The SES Grounding System Estimator (SESGSE) software utility is a simple tool which allows you to quickly calculate the ground resistance of a given grounding electrode, or determine the type of grounding system required to achieve a specified grounding resistance value. A uniform soil model is assumed; for non-uniform soils, use the Estimator or Predictor mode option of the AutoGroundDesign software package.
The program can perform these calculations for many types of commonly encountered electrodes, including ground rods (or arrays of ground rods), horizontal ground conductors and plates of various shapes. SESGSE requires a minimal amount of input data. For example, to compute the grounding resistance of a buried metallic dish, only three inputs are required: Soil Resistivity, Plate Radius and Plate Depth.
The program interface consists essentially of six groups: