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PLAXIS

SOFTWARE

PLAXIS 2D

PLAXIS 2D CE V22 is a finite element package intended for the two-dimensional analysis of deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering. It is equipped with features to deal with various aspects of geotechnical structures and construction processes using robust and theoretically sound computational procedures.

MODES & CALCULATIONS

With PLAXIS 2D, the geometry of the model can be easily defined in the soil and structures modes, after which independent solid models can automatically be intersected and meshed. The staged construction mode allows for the simulation of construction and excavation processes by activating and deactivating soil clusters and structural objects. The calculation kernel enables a realistic simulation of the nonlinear, time-dependent and anisotropic behaviour of soils and/or rock. Since soil is a multi-phase material, special procedures allow for calculations dealing with hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic pore pressures in the soil. The output consists of a full suite of visualization tools to check the details of the 2D underground soil-structure model.

APPLICATIONS

Typical PLAXIS applications include: assessing street-level displacements during the tunnel construction, consolidation analysis of embankments, soil displacements around an excavation pit, dam stability during different water levels, and much more.

PLAXIS 3D

PLAXIS 3D CE V22 is a finite element package intended for three-dimensional analysis of deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering. It is equipped with features to deal with various aspects of complex geotechnical structures and construction processes using robust and theoretically sound computational procedures.

MODES & CALCULATIONS​

With PLAXIS 3D, the complex geometry of soil and structures can be defined in two different modes. These modes are specifically defined for Soil or Structural modelling. Independent solid models can automatically be intersected and meshed.

The staged construction mode enables a realistic simulation of construction and excavation processes by activating and deactivating soil volume clusters and structural objects, application of loads, changing of water tables, etc.

The output consists of a full suite of visualization tools to check details of the complex inner structure of a full 3D underground soil-structure model.

Both PLAXIS 2D and PLAXIS 3D are user-friendly 3D geotechnical programmes offering flexible and interoperable geometry, realistic simulation of construction stages, a robust and reliable calculation kernel, and comprehensive and detailed post-processing, making it a complete solution for your daily geotechnical design and analysis.

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