PLAXIS 2D – Introduction
Whitworth House, 28 Charles Street
- 22nd May 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 13th November 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
PLAXIS 2D is becoming the foremost tool for the analysis of deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering. By attending this one-day course delegates will be tutored in how to build and assess many of the most common geotechnical structures within PLAXIS 2D. Techniques in modelling retaining walls, embankments, deep and shallow foundations are covered. The influence of material model choice, pore pressures and seepage will be discussed. Hands on workshops will be utilised in order to develop practical experience of the use of PLAXIS 2D.
Who Should Attend?
This course has been designed for delegates involved with geotechnical design wanting an introduction to the finite element method in this field.
The course is also useful to people wanting to gain awareness of the possibilities and opportunities that geotechnical finite element analysis present.
The course commences at 9:00am and finishes at approximately 5:00pm.
£450, including lunch and refreshments.
Registration / Further Information
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1. Course Introduction
- Course objectives
- Overview of the capabilities of PLAXIS 2D
- Introduction to the PLAXIS 2D interface
- Soil Properties and building site stratigraphy
2. Structural Elements
- Retaining Walls
- Shallow Foundations
- Material properties
3. Developing Initial Stresses
- Developing accurate stress conditions based on load history
- Over consolidation
- K0 procedure and gravity loading
- Element types and formulation
- Mesh refinement
5. Modelling Groundwater
- Steady state pore pressure generation
- Groundwater flow
- Flow through embankments and retaining walls