PLAXIS 3D

Defining complex geometry of soil and structures.

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PLAXIS 3D is a powerful and user friendly finite element package intended for three-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, embankments and foundations to tunnelling, mining and reservoir geomechanics.


The most advanced tool on the market

PLAXIS 3D has advanced features to tackle modelling challenges in the most complex geotechnical projects, that cannot be solved with PLAXIS 2D.

Complex modelling made easy

Finite element modelling in full 3D has never been easier with a range of CAD-like drawing tools and extrude, intersect, combine and array operations. It’s almost like sculpting.


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

  • Non-linear geogrids: Elastoplastic (N-ε) & Viscoelastic (time-dependent)
  • Elastoplasticity for beams and plates
  • CAD export (VIP)

Modelling

  • Elastoplasticity for beams and plates
  • Revolve around axis tool (VIP)
  • CAD export (VIP)
  • Non-linear geogrids: Elastoplastic (N-ε) & Viscoelastic (time-dependent)
  • Cross and parallel permeability in interfaces
  • Polar & rectangular array (VIP)
  • Easy definition of Rock bolts in Tunnel Designer (VIP)
  • Define excavation sequence in the tunnel designer (VIP)
  • Automatic generation of staged construction phases for tunnels (VIP)

Material Models

  • UBCSand (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)
  • HS Small strain stiffness
  • Hardening Soil

Calculations

  • Field stress initial calculation type (VIP)
  • Full 64-bit Software
  • Well-proven and robust calculation procedures
  • Pseudo-static analysis
  • Plastic calculation, consolidation analysis and safety analysis
  • Multicore computing (VIP)
  • Facilities for steady-state groundwater flow calculations, including flow-related material parameters, boundary conditions, drains and wells.
  • Convenient and intuitive Phase explorer
  • Automatic regeneration of construction stages for geometric changes

Results

  • Change the number of significant digits shown
  • Structural forces from cylindrical and square volume piles
  • Realistic assessment of stresses and displacements
  • Output Model Explorer
  • Movable cross-sections
  • Extensive report and movie Generator
  • Contour, shading, iso-surface and vectors plots
  • Advanced data slicing

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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