Workshop: Practical use of PLAXIS 2D for Earthquake Geotechnical Analysis

Date 28/05/2018
Location Dresden
Organizer Plaxis bv in collaboration with BAUGRUND DRESDEN

Price €690

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This one-day workshop is tailored towards practitioners in the industry to provide a good understanding on the use of Plaxis 2D program in the field of earthquake geotechnical engineering.

It is intended for practicing engineers who do already have some prior experiences in using PLAXIS 2D and who are willing to improve their modelling skills and knowledge in the field of seismic analysis using PLAXIS 2D.


The workshop consists of one single day and will be fully held in English exclusively by Senior PLAXIS Engineers. Course attendees are expected to bring their own laptop with the appropriate version of PLAXIS installed on it (PLAXIS 2D 2018). 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.


08:30-09:15: Introduction to dynamic analysis features of PLAXIS 2D

  • Main PLAXIS 2D functionalities in the field of seismic analysis
  • Dynamic analysis workflow overview
  • Introduction to seismic-specific loading and boundary conditions

09:15-10:15: Exercise 1: 2D Analysis of a structure under Earthquake Loading
10:15-10:30: Break
10:30-11:00: 1D site response analysis with PLAXIS 2D

  • Modelling workflow
  • Deconvolution analysis
  • Comparison with SHAKE

11:00-12:30: Exercise 2: 1D Soil Column Analysis
12:30-13:30: Lunch
13:30-14:30: Practical use of PLAXIS 2D for Earthquake Geotechnical Analysis

  • Soil material properties and damping
  • Evaluation of Seismic Motion Characteristics
  • Practical Use of Absorbent Boundary Conditions
  • Meshing considerations

14:30-14:45: Break
14:45-16:30: Exercise 3: Analysis of a Quay Wall
16:30-17:00: Investigation of earth fill structures under earthquake loading with                        the Finite Element Analysis in geotechnical practice" by Dr. Thomas                        Meier, BAUGRUND DRESDEN

Course Venue

The course will be held in an auditorium at our host BAUGRUND DRESDEN Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH.

Full address:
BAUGRUND DRESDEN Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
Kleistkarree, Kleiststraße 10a
01129 Dresden, Germany


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

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