2D Thermal analysis of soil freezing with flowing water

23 March 2016
Date modified 12 July 2018
Author J. Sopko
Applications PLAXIS 2D

Plaxis bv was contracted by Moretrench in the USA to provide assistance in setting-up 2D finite element models for the analysis of time-dependent temperature development in frozen ground with flowing water. Thanks to PLAXIS Expert Services, valuable results have been obtained in terms of evaluating the time required to obtain a satisfactory frozen wall thickness depending on the water flow intensity generated by neighbouring dewatering.

Temperature distribution (left) and water flow (right) around freezing pipes

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