Richard Witasse, Principal Product Manager, Geotechnical

Recognized as an expert in geotechnical analysis and engineering, Richard Witasse has more than 15 years of experience in working with geotechnical digital tools and geotechnical finite element analysis software. After starting his career as a software engineer in the field of finite element analysis software for reinforced concretes structures, Richard became an application engineer and worked for the global leaders in geotechnical analysis software. Richard joined PLAXIS in 2008 and has always worked since the non geotechnical consulting, customer success and training for the many users of the most popular digital solutions for geotechnical engineering and analysis. Since 2018 Richard Witasse is Principal Product Manager with Bentley Systems.

PLAXIS for Deep Underground Excavation in Rock Mass

February 23, 2022

Rock at depth is subjected to stresses resulting from the weight of the overlying strata and from locked-in stresses of tectonic origin. When an..

Introduction to the Jointed Rock Model for the Modeling of Soft Bedded Rock Formation

February 9, 2022

Rock masses are characterized by the existence of distributed joints. The mechanical properties of jointed rock masses are strongly dependent on the..

Application of the Convergence-Confinement Method in PLAXIS 2D

January 19, 2022

Estimation of the support required to stabilize a tunnel excavation, especially in the vicinity of the face, is essentially a four-dimensional..

Parameters Variation: Model Customization and Sensitivity Analyses

June 30, 2021

A well-known engineering challenge in the framework of finite element (FE) analysis-based design is the large number of input factors involved in..

How to Speed Up Calculation Time with PLAXIS

June 17, 2021

Numerical analysis is a valuable tool to support the decision-making process in geotechnical design. Such analyses might still remain excessively..

Golder Uses PLAXIS 3D in Tunneling Construction Project

June 15, 2021

Located on Hong Kong Island, the Western Island Line is a fully underground railway that alleviates heavy traffic congestion in the western district...

How To Efficiently Speed Up Mesh Generation

June 15, 2021

PLAXIS 3D is a very powerful tool that can provide extremely valuable information to geotechnical engineers, but did you know there are some insider..

How to Perform Dewatering in PLAXIS

June 2, 2021

The problem of changing water conditions is omnipresent in geotechnical engineering. Groundwater is systematically found beneath the Earth's surface..

How to Model Piles in PLAXIS

May 19, 2021

The problem of analyzing and designing deep foundations is relevant to many civil engineering structures, because we are commonly and frequently..

Model Structures and Visualize Structural Forces

May 5, 2021

Soil-structure interaction is a crucial aspect for both geotechnical and structural fields. There is always an interaction between a structure and..