Workshop Road embankments on soft soil

Date 20/06/2019
Location London, UK
Lectures Dennis Waterman
Organizer Plaxis bv

Price £

Registration closed

PLAXIS Workshops focus directly on learning and using the features of the Plaxis software related to the subject of the workshop. The main goal of this workshop is to teach the use and basic concepts of modelling road embankments on soft soil in PLAXIS 2D and to train the participants in using the software themselves.

During the day aspects on modelling of embankments are discussed as well as different models for soft soil, consolidation analysis and the use of drains.

For solving practical problems the latest PLAXIS 2D computer program will be used. It is recommended, though not required, that participants already have experience with the PLAXIS 2D software.

Presentation topics:

  • Undrained soil behaviour
  • Undrained behaviour of clays
  • Consolidation
  • Shansep method


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


09.00-09.15 Registration
09.15-10.00 Dams and embankments
10:00-10.45 Soft soil and soft soil creep model
10:45-11.00 Break
11.00-12.30 Embankment on overconsolidated clay (exercise)
12:30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Consolidation and drainage
14.30-15.15 Behaviour of natural clays: Creep-SCLAY1S
15:15-15.30 Break
15.30-17.15 Embankment with drains (exercise)
17.15-17.30 Questions and Answers – Closure


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 £600. 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:
Bentley Systems (UK) Ltd.
20 Gracechurch Street, 9th Floor
United Kingdom
Tel: 0808 101 9247


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.

Registration and special pricing:

 This this workshop is part of a series of 3 successive workshops for which we have a special pricing:

  • Attend 1 workshop  : £600 per person
  • Attend 2 workshops:  £1050 per person
  • Attend all 3 workshops: £1400 per person


18 June: Workshop on modelling undrained soil behaviour in PLAXIS
19 June:  Workshop on Slope stability in PLAXIS

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