Standard Course on Computational Geotechnics
25 Aytoun Street
- 18th June 2018 - 21st June 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Applying the finite element method (FEM) for efficient and accurate stress and deformation analysis and stability assessment.
This international course has been organised annually by Wilde in the UK for over 15 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.
The course provides an introduction to the modelling of geotechnical problems that are encountered in day-to-day engineering practice, through 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.
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.
The introductory day, scheduled on the Monday before the course, is intended for those who have little experience in using PLAXIS and want to know the software better before the actual course starts. 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.
Course Fee Options
- Standard Course (19-21 June): EUR1,325
- Introduction Day (18 June – Optional): EUR 600
- Full Course (Intro+Standard 18-21 June): EUR 1,625
Registration / Further Information
Simply choose one of the following options to receive further information on this course or to register.
The Holiday Inn is right in the heart of Manchester, a 2 minutes' walk away from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station with nearby Metrolink stop for easy access to city centre locations. Parking is available at Piccadilly Gardens NCP car park. The Holiday Inn Manchester - City Centre 25 Aytoun Street Manchester M1 3AE t: 0161 242 5444 www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/manchester/mchas/hoteldetail
Standard Course (19-21 June)
- 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.
The lectures are supported by workshops using PLAXIS 2D software.
Introduction Day (Optional – 18 June)
The introduction day is scheduled for Monday 18th 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.