PLAXIS 2D

The most used tool for geo-engineering

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PLAXIS 2D is a powerful and user friendly finite element package intended for two-dimensional analysis of
deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics. PLAXIS is used worldwide by top engineering companies and institutions in the civil and geotechnical engineering industry. Applications range from excavations, embankment and foundations to tunnelling, mining and reservoir geomechanics.


One package, many applications

PLAXIS is equipped with a broad range of advanced features to model a diverse range of geotechnical problems, all from within a single integrated software package.

The most efficient tool for geotechnical modelling

PLAXIS uses predefined structural elements and loading types in a CAD-like environment. This empowers the user with fast and efficient model creation, allowing more time to interpret the results.


Key Benefits

Fast and efficient finite element model creation

The user-friendly interface guides the user to efficiently create models with a logical geotechnical workflow. Via Boreholes users can define complex soil profiles or geological cross-sections. In the Structures mode, structural elements, like piles, anchors, geotextiles, and prescribed loads and displacements can be defined. Geometry can also be imported from CAD-files. The automatic meshing procedure creates a finite element mesh almost immediately.

Realistic assessment of stresses and displacements

With Staged Construction users can accurately model the construction process, by activating and deactivating soil clusters and structural elements in each calculation phase. With plastic, consolidation and safety analysis calculation type,  a broad range of geotechnical problems can be analyzed. Constitutive models range from simple linear to advanced highly non-linear models  through which soil and rock behaviour can be simulated. Well proven and robust calculation procedures ensure converging calculations and accurate results. With multi-core calculations and 64-bit architecture PLAXIS can deal with the largest and most complex models.

Powerful and versatile post processing

The versatile Output program offers various ways to display forces, displacements, stresses, and flow data in contour, vector and iso-surface plots. Cross-section tools allow more detailed analysis of results. Data can be copied from tables or via Python based scripting for further processing purposes outside of PLAXIS. The Curve manager enables graph creation, plotting various results types from available calculation data.


Features

  • UDCAM-S with cyclic accumulation & optimization tool (VIP)
  • Tunnel deconfinement
  • Concrete (VIP)

Modelling

  • Spatial variation of preconsolidation
  • Tunnel deconfinement
  • CAD export (VIP)
  • Non-linear geogrids: Elastoplastic (N-ε) & Viscoelastic (time-dependent)
  • Cross and parallel permeability in interfaces
  • Polar & rectangular array (VIP)
  • Non-linear embedded beam row (M-Kappa diagrams)
  • Easy definition of Rock bolts in Tunnel Designer (VIP)
  • Unlimited combinations of point forces and distributed loads

Calculations

  • Field stress initial calculation type (VIP)
  • Well-proven and robust calculation procedures
  • Multicore computing (VIP)
  • Include or exclude soil clusters and/or structural elements in safety analysis
  • Facilities for steady-state groundwater flow calculations, including flow-related material parameters, boundary conditions, drains and wells.
  • Distinguish between a Plastic calculation, consolidation-, and safety analysis
  • Automatic regeneration of construction stages
  • 64-bit Calculation Kernel

Material Models

  • Concrete (VIP)
  • UBCSand (VIP)
  • UDCAM-S with cyclic accumulation & optimization tool (VIP)
  • User Defined Soil Models (VIP)
  • Soft Soil (with and without creep)
  • Sekiguchi-Ohta, Viscid & Inviscid (VIP)
  • NGI-ADP model (VIP)
  • Jointed Rock
  • Hoek-Brown with Parameter Guide (VIP)

Results

  • Load-displacement curves
  • Use the Output command line to display plots, or save plots with user defined resolution
  • Select number of significant digits displayed
  • PLAXIS 2D Viewer
  • Automatic centerline extraction for structural forces plots(VIP)
  • Structural forces in Volumes (Tunnel lining, retaining wall)
  • Resulting Force View
  • Preview Calculation results
  • Plot Annotations

Pricing

  • PLAXIS VIP is an additional subscription system on top of the traditional licenses. With PLAXIS VIP you benefit from the latest releases of your PLAXIS software, special extensions and support from Plaxis technical experts.

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    Flexible

    Network license. The number of licences is the number of users who can use PLAXIS at the same time.

    VIP €
  • PLAXIS VIP is an additional subscription system on top of the traditional licenses. With PLAXIS VIP you benefit from the latest releases of your PLAXIS software, special extensions and support from Plaxis technical experts.

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    Standalone

    This license can be installed and used on one computer.


    VIP €
  • PLAXIS VIP is an additional subscription system on top of the traditional licenses. With PLAXIS VIP you benefit from the latest releases of your PLAXIS software, special extensions and support from Plaxis technical experts.

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    Subscription

    Network or local. Subscribers have access to the software for the duration of the subscription period.

    Annual fee
    VIP €
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