PLAXIS 3D – Introduction
PLAXIS 3D is an important tool allowing the user to determine the deformation and stability of geotechnical structures in situations in which the assumption of a 2D slice is not realistic. Whilst attending this one-day course delegates will be guided through the procedure of developing and meshing high quality geometry for PLAXIS 3D in applications such as retaining walls, embankments, tunnels, deep and shallow foundations. 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 3D.
Who Should Attend?
This course has been designed for delegates involved with geotechnical design wanting to developing skills in 3D geotechnical finite element modelling.
The course is also useful to people wanting to gain awareness of the possibilities and opportunities that 3D geotechnical finite element analysis present.
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1. Course Introduction
- Course objectives
- Overview of the capabilities of PLAXIS 3D
- Introduction to the PLAXIS 3D interface
- Soil Properties and building site stratigraphy.
- Developing geometry for PLAXIS 3D
- CAD data import
3. Structural Elements
- Retaining Walls
- Shallow Foundations
- Material properties
4. Developing Initial Stresses
- Developing accurate stress conditions based on load history
- Over consolidation
- K0 procedure and gravity loading
- Element types and formulation
- Importance of mesh quality
- Mesh refinement
6. Modelling Groundwater
- Steady state pore pressure generation
- Groundwater flow
- Flow through embankments and retaining walls