Workshop PLAXIS 2D Basic

Date 16/02/2017 - 17/02/2017
Location Singapore
Lectures Robin Liew
Organizer Plaxis AsiaPac Pte Ltd

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The two days training is tailored for Civil and/or Geotechnical graduates, practising engineers and researchers, who are especially new users of PLAXIS 2D. The participants can now familiarize themselves with the amazing features of this powerful 2D finite element tool through this quick and effective learning, enriching their computational geotechnical knowledge and enhancing their solutioning to most complex ground engineering problems. Besides lecturing, the participants will also get acquainted with the proper use of PLAXIS 2D with hands-on exercises.


The program format consists of ten lectures and four exercises with full tutoring and discussion. The training will be conducted in English. The organisers reserve the right to make any necessary amendments to the format or schedule.

Subject Matter

The training shall covers the basic functionality of PLAXIS 2D where the possibilities to model a wide range of soil-structure interaction problems are taught. The use of the finite element method for stability assessment, stress and deformation analyses are properly dealt with, including the followings:

  • the schematization of complex soil conditions
  • obtaining the basic input data for both simple and advanced soil models
  • different ways to model undrained behaviour
  • modeling realistic projects with various construction stages including groundwater modeling
  • interpreting the computational results

Course Schedule

08:50 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:00 Getting Started with PLAXIS 2D
10:00 - 10:20 Tea-break
10:20 - 11:00 Structural Elements
11:00 - 11:30 Embedded Beam Rows
11:30 - 12:30 Elasto-plastic analysis of a footing**
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch-break
13:30 - 14:00 Boundary Conditions
14:00 - 14:30 Meshing
14:30 - 15:00 Initial Stresses
15:00 - 16:10 Eindhoven warehouse foundation**
16:10 - 16:30 Tea-break
16:30 - 17:30 Concept of Plasticity
17:30 - 18:00 Evaluation and discussion

09:00 - 09:40 Safety factor analysis
09:40 - 10:00 Tea-break
10:00 - 10:50 Undrained A/B/C
10:50 - 11:50 Parameters Determination
11:50 - 12:30 Undrained Excavation** - Part 1
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch-break
13:30 - 14:00 Undrained Excavation** - Part 2
14:00 - 15:00 Modelling groundwater
15:00 - 16:10 Geotextile reinforced embankment**
16:10 - 16:30 Tea-break
16:30 - 17:30 Introduction to Hardening Soil model
17:30 - 18:00 Evaluation and discussion

* Lectures taught in English
** Hands-on Tutorial Exercises


The lecturer has experiences with the use of PLAXIS software. Besides giving courses, he is also involved in the PLAXIS Expert Services.


Please note that lodging is not included in the course fee and registration. If necessary, participants must make accommodation reservations by themselves.


Plaxis Asiapac
16 Jalan Kilang Timor
#05-08 Redhill Forum
159308 Singapore


The total number of participants is limited to twelve (12). Registration will be accepted in the order in which they are received. To register for the training, please complete the registration form and send it to before Feb 13th 2017. For registration and cancellation of the course our Terms & Conditions apply.


The cost of training is SGD 900.00/- (subject to GST)*. The cost includes refreshments (no lunch), a full set of training manuals and the use of computer.

*Members of PLAXIS VIP may apply for a discount on the course fee. Please contact the course organiser for the conditions.