Performance of shell elements

20 November 2012

Tunnel lining can be modelled as a beam in PLAXIS 2D and as a plate in PLAXIS 3D. By using this element, 3 types of deformations are taken into account: shear deformation, compression due to normal forces and obviously bending. This document describes an example that has been used to verify the shell elements in PLAXIS.

Used version:

  • PLAXIS 2D: 2018.00 | 2011
  • PLAXIS 3D: 2018.00 | 2012

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