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Geotechnical (3)

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..

SAIDEL Engineering Designs Residential Building above Subway Tunnels

May 28, 2021

In western Bucharest, Romania, a land developer initiated a EUR 2.5 million project to construct the city’s first residential building over the..

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..

WSP Overcomes Complex Challenges to Construct 50-story Tower

May 14, 2021

The newest addition to London’s skyline is the 50-story, mixed-use Principal Tower, adjacent to the city’s financial district. The building’s unusual..

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..

Why Run PLAXIS 3D Analysis?

April 28, 2021

Most geotechnical engineers use FEA software packages for their geotechnical design. It is especially useful for performance-based design or in..

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..