Standard Course on Computational Geotechnics
- 19th June 2017 - 22nd June 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This international course has been organised annually by Wilde in the UK for over 10 years, helping hundreds of geotechnical engineers involved in design and analysis. Each year it is well attended by participants from consulting and contracting companies, public work bodies and universities. As usual, the forthcoming course consists of a balanced mixture of lectures and “hands-on” computer-based workshops. The lectures will focus mainly on soil behaviour and advanced methods in geotechnical engineering. Subjects such as embankments and deep excavations will be illustrated by practical case studies. This way, the course offers an introduction to the modelling of geotechnical problems that are encountered in day-to-day engineering practice.
Who Should Attend?
The course is aimed at practicing geotechnical and civil engineers who wish to learn more about finite element analysis (FEA) techniques applied to geotechnics, including: Current users of Plaxis and other FEA programs who would like a deeper understanding of numerical modelling and how to use their existing tools more effectively and Engineers new to FEA who wish to learn more about how soil modelling can help solve their geotechnical design problems through software and/or consulting services.
- Standard Course on Computational Geotechnics: EUR 1,250
- Introduction Day: EUR 550
- Full Course Package: EUR 1,500
Registration / Further Information
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The introduction day is scheduled for Monday 20th June before the Standard Course commences on the Tuesday. This optional day is intended for those who have little experience in using Plaxis and would like to become familiar with the software before the actual course starts. The computer exercises are performed with the PLAXIS 2D code, which is widely acknowledged to be quick and easy to use. Teaching and tutoring will focus on geotechnical aspects, which allows for the short course format of three days.
Topics included in the Introduction Day:
- Concepts of PLAXIS 2D Footing on elasto-plastic soil
- Structural elements in Plaxis Meshing
- Initial stresses modelling groundwater in Plaxis.
What you will learn during the standard course
How to apply the finite element method (FEM) for efficient and accurate stress and deformation analysis and stability assessment. The computer exercises are performed with the PLAXIS 2D code. As a consequence of the easy program operation, teaching and tutoring will focus on geotechnical aspects, which allows for the short course format of three days.
Topics Included in the Training Course:
- Plasticity and Mohr Coulomb model
- Introduction to the Hardening Soil model
- Soil Stiffness parameters for HS model
- Excavations in Plaxis
- Drained and undrained behaviour
- Non-linear analysis
- Embankments and dams
- Consolidation and phi/c reduction
- Reinforced and unreinforced embankment with consolidation
- Modelling groundwater flow in Plaxis Rapid draw down.