PLAXIS is the leading geotechnical finite element software developed specifically for 2D and 3D analysis of deformation analysis of soils and rock. Renowned in the civil engineering, nuclear, oil & gas and renewable energy industries for its ease of use and accurate soil models, it will help you optimise your designs and reduce conservatism compared to traditional calculation methods.
Geotechnical applications often require advanced constitutive models for the simulation of the non linear, time dependent and anisotropic behaviour of soils and rock. In addition to traditional Mohr-Coulomb and linear elastic materials, further models have specifically been developed with parameters that can be readily determined using standard soil testing methodologies. Pore pressures in the soil can be accurately captured for both simple hydrostatic, water-table derived problems as well as more complex situations where artesian conditions, ground water flow and soil excavation drive the pore water pressures.
Developed by Plaxis bv, the software includes geometry creation tools and automated settings to allow geotechnical problems to be analysed efficiently & accurately with the minimum of training.
PLAXIS has 2D and 3D versions, with optional dynamics, transient ground water flow and thermal add-on modules available separately or as a suite. Perpetual license and lease options are provided to suit project requirements.
A free Introductory Version of PLAXIS 2D and 3D for training and evaluation purposes can be supplied on request. Contact us to order your copy.
PLAXIS VIP is an additional annual maintenance contract comprising access to latest releases, extended software capabilities, technical support and discounts on selected training courses.
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