The release of PLAXIS 2D 2018 is drawing near, bringing users new material models, for example native versions of the UBC-Sand and Shotcrete model. It will introduce the UDCAM-S model together with a cyclic accumulation tool, in order to estimate degraded soil properties based on cyclic loading for offshore applications. The Dynamics module is extended with tools to perform state-of-the-art analysis in geotechnical earthquake engineering, namely a new UDSM for liquefaction PM4Sand, a new "dynamic with consolidation" calculation type, and an updated mesh option.
In addition to providing users with innovative geotechnical capabilities, PLAXIS 2D 2018 will also offer numerous features improving the usability. Keep an eye out on the PLAXIS website for the full release announcement.