Workshop: The Practical Use PLAXIS 3D for Slope Stability and Deep Excavation

Date 02/05/2018
Location Oslo
Organizer Plaxis bv in collaboration with Norconsult A.S.

Price €750

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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 3D program in the field of slope stability and deep excavation. It is intended for practicing engineers who do already have some prior experiences in using PLAXIS products and who are willing to improve their modelling skills and knowledge in the field of three-dimensional modelling with PLAXIS 3D.


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 3D 2017). 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.


08.30-09:00 Registration and Installation troubleshooting session.
09:00-09:45 Introduction: PLAXIS 3D modelling workflow and main features(L1)
09:45-10:15 Factor of Safety Analysis in PLAXIS (L2)
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Exercise 1: Slope Stability Analysis with PLAXIS 3D (E1)
12:00-12:30 Live demonstation: 3D vs 2D Slope Stability Analysis

  • Natural terrain import strategy
  • Model construction
  • Result post-processing: comparison 2D vs 3D

12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Practical use of PLAXIS 3D for Excavation (L3)
14:30-14:45 Break
14:45-16:45 Exercise 2: Deep Excavation in Clay near an existing building (E2)
16:45-17:00 Questions and Answers - Closure

Course venue

The course will be held in an auditorium at Norconsult’s office in Sandvika near Oslo. Full address is

Norconsult A.S.
Vestfjordgaten 4


The total number of participants is limited to thirty-five (35). Please register through our webshop before April 27th 2018. 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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