Workshop: Practical use of PLAXIS 2D for Tunnel Applications in Geo-Engineering

Date 27/11/2017
Location Innsbruck
Lectures Richard Witasse
Organizer Plaxis bv and SKAVA Consulting ZT-GmbH

Price €790

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This one-day workshop will focus on the use of PLAXIS 2D for tunnelling applications. The main goal of this workshop is to teach the concepts and practical use of the most relevant PLAXIS 2D features for tunnel modelling. The participants will get acquainted with the use of PLAXIS 2D by doing elaborated and well-documented hands-on exercises. During these exercises, individual assistance will be provided by experienced Plaxis tutors. The course is tailored towards practitioners in the industry with some previous experience using PLAXIS software.


The workshop consists of one single day and will be held in English by a Senior Plaxis Engineer exclusively. Course attendees are expected to bring their own laptop with the appropriate version of PLAXIS installed on it (PLAXIS 2D 2017.01). This software version will be sent to all participants once they will have registered. A temporary hardware key will also be provided to all course participants for the entire event duration such that they can properly run the proposed hands-on exercises.


08:30-08:55 Registration and PLAXIS 2D installation and trouble shooting           session
08:55-09:00 Welcoming words by Thomas Marcher, General Manager of         SKAVA Consulting ZT-GmbH
09:00-09:45 Introduction to PLAXIS 2D

  • Main PLAXIS 2D functionalities
  • Understanding the modelling workflow
  • Result post-processing overview

09:45-11:00 Exercise 1: Tunnel simulation with composite section using         the deconfinement method
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Structural elements and soil-structure interaction in PLAXIS 2D
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:15 Exercise 2: Lined tunnel construction in saturated ground with         drawdown due to tunnel excavation

  • Stress relaxation method
  • Shotcrete lining
  • Dewatering

14:15-15:15 On the practical use of PLAXIS 2D for tunnel modelling
15:15-15:30 Break
15:30-16:45 Exercise 3: Multi-stage tunnel excavation with rock bolts

  • Soil partial deconfinement
  • Multiple excavation sequence
  • Rock bolt modelling strategy

16:45-17:15 On the use of the shotcrete model in tunneling – Theory and
       Practice by Erich SAURER and; Thomas MARCHER (SKAVA
       consulting ZT-GmbH)
17:15-17:30 Questions & Answers session

Course Venue

The course will be hosted by SKAVA consulting ZT-GmbH and held at their office building SOHO 2.0.


SKAVA consulting ZT-GmbH
Grabenweg 68,
6020 Innsbruck, AUSTRIA


The total number of participants is limited to thirthy (30). Registration will be accepted in the order in which they will have been received. Please register before the 20th of November 2017. For registration and cancellation of the course our Terms & Conditions apply.

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