The computational geotechnics courses have a long tradition in advanced geotechnical engineering.They’re always well attended by participants from consulting and contracting companies, public work bodies and universities. As usual, the forthcoming course consists of a balanced mixture of lectures and hands-on computer analyses. The lectures focus mainly on soil behaviour and advanced methods in geotechnical engineering and less on the use of the PLAXIS programs. Subjects are illustrated by practical case studies of for instance embankments and deep excavations. This way, the course offers an introduction to the modelling of geotechnical problems that are encountered in day-to-day engineering practice. The computer exercises are performed with both the PLAXIS 2D and PLAXIS 3D 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.
The main subject of the course is the use of the finite element method (FEM) for stress and deformation analyses and stability assessment. The following topics are dealt with: the schematisation of complex soil conditions, obtaining the basic input data for both simple and advanced soil models, modelling realistic projects with various construction stages and interpreting the computational results. Special attention is paid to deep foundations and tunnels
This course on computational geotechnics distinguishes itself from the regular standard courses by introducing PLAXIS 3D for deep foundations and tunnel analysis on the third day of the course. Special attention is given to modelling pile foundations and modelling shotcrete for tunnel lining.
When registering before 15 September 2018 a 10% early registration discount applied.
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