Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, Distinguished Scientist

Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve is part-time Distinguished Scientist – Geotechnical at Bentley Systems. In this role, he is advisor of Bentley’s geotechnical research activities. Before this, Ronald was Director Geotechnical Research at Bentley Systems / Plaxis in Delft, The Netherlands, and manager of the Competence Centre Geo-engineering. In this position, he was responsible for the technical and scientific quality of the PLAXIS geotechnical finite element software, which is used world-wide in analysis and design of geotechnical applications. Besides his position at Bentley Systems, Ronald is part-time Associate Professor at the Geo-Engineering section of the faculty of Civil Engineering & Geo-Sciences at Delft University of Technology. He is responsible for the course Behaviour of Soils and Rocks, guest lecturer in some other courses and he supervises around 10 MSc and PhD students per year with their research projects. As a researcher, Ronald has contributed to the scientific developments of the PLAXIS software and has published many papers on the use of material models and numerical methods in geotechnics. As a lecturer, Ronald has been involved in several international courses and in-company trainings on backgrounds of the PLAXIS software, constitutive models and numerical methods.

Special Materials

March 24, 2021

In my previous blogs, I discussed various constitutive models for modelling the stress-strain behaviour of soils and rocks. It is important to use an..

Rock Behaviour

March 17, 2021

Although PLAXIS has its roots in soft soil, it is well equipped for finite element analyses in hard soils and rocks. In addition to dedicated..

Liquefaction and Earthquake Modelling

March 10, 2021

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering is a special discipline in our profession. It requires understanding of the terminology and methods that are..

The Soft-Soil and Soft-Soil Creep Model

March 3, 2021

The term ‘soft soil’ is associated with fine-grained soils (mostly normally-consolidated clays). Here in The Netherlands, clays often include organic..

The Hardening Soil model

February 24, 2021

In my previous blog I mentioned the importance of using advanced soil models for your geotechnical finite element calculations. The Hardening Soil..

On the Importance of an Appropriate Soil Model

February 18, 2021

Numerical modelling of geotechnical applications requires appropriate soil models to obtain realistic and accurate results. In this respect, a..