Workshop on Slope stability in PLAXIS

Date 05/04/2019
Location Delft
Lectures Dennis Waterman
Organizer Plaxis bv

Price €695

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This workshop is tailored towards practitioners in the industry to provide a good understanding of the use of Plaxis programs (both 2D and 3D) in the field of slope stability and factor of safety. It is intended for practising engineers who do already have some prior experience in using PLAXIS products and who are willing to improve their modelling skills and knowledge in the field of slope stability modelling with PLAXIS. An introduction on the use of PLAXIS 3D for slope stability will also be provided.

Slope stability in PLAXIS

In this workshop you will learn more about:

  • The principles of the Factor of Safety analysis with PLAXIS (Strength Reduction Method)
  • Slope stability with the use of structural elements
  • Relation with Design Approach in PLAXIS 2D
  • The PLAXIS 3D modelling workflow
  • 2D vs 3D slope stability


The workshop starts at 8:45. The program format consists of 4 lectures (approx. 45 mins each) and 3 exercises (approx. 75 mins each) with full tutoring and discussion. The workshop will be completely in English. The organisers reserve the right to make any necessary amendments to the format or schedule.


08.45-09.00 Registration
09.00-09.30 Introduction: Factor of Safety
09.30-10.00 Structural Elements in PLAXIS
10.00-10.15 Break
10.15-11.30 Slope stability analysis with PLAXIS 2D: Stability of a road on a hill                       (exercise)
11:30-12:15 Design Approach in PLAXIS 2D
12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.30 Exercise 2: Exercise on Design approach (exercise)
14.30-15.00 PLAXIS 3D modelling workflow
15.00-15.15 Break
15.15-16.45 Slope stability analysis with PLAXIS 3D (exercise)
16.45-17.15 Live demonstration: – Live demonstration: 2D vs 3D Slope Stability                       Analysis


The lecturers have a long time experience with the use of PLAXIS software. Besides giving courses they are also daily involved with the users through the Support Department.


The cost of the workshop is € 695. The cost includes lunch and refreshments. The course fee also includes a full set of instruction manuals and the use of a computer.

Course Venue

The course will be held at the Plaxis Office (Computerlaan 14, Delft, 2628 XK).


The total number of participants is limited to 22. Registration will be accepted in the order in which they will have been received. To register for the workshop, please complete the registration through our webshop. Our Terms & Conditions apply to this workshop.


This workshop will be held back-to-back with the Workshop on Material models and Parameters to be held the previous day (4th of April 2019) in the same location. If you would like to attend both workshops then please register for each workshop separately.

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