Plaxis
Category Numerical analysis (soil)
Publisher  PLAXIS B.V. 
Platform Win2000, WinXP, Vista
Status Commercial
Description Plaxis is a finite element program for plane strain and axisymmetric modelling of soil and rock behaviour. Fully automatic mesh generation, allowing for a virtually infinite number of 6-node and 15-node elements, based on graphical input of soil layers. Elements exist to model walls, plates, anchors, geotextiles and soil-structure interaction. A special tunnel designer exists to create circular and NATM-like tunnels including lining and interface. Ground loss during tunnelling can be simulated. Fully automatic load stepping procedure. Staged construction enables realistic simulation of the construction process. Soil models: Linear elastic, Mohr-Coulomb, Soft-Soil model (Cam-Clay like), Soft-Soil Creep model (Cam-Clay like with time-dependent behaviour), Hardening Soil model (double hardening). Models can contain both drained and undrained layers. For undrained layers excess pore pressures are calculated and elastoplastic consolidation analysis may be carried out. Steady pore pressures may be generated by input of phreatic lines or by groundwater flow analysis. Large deformations may be analysed by means of an Updated Mesh (Lagrangian) calculation. Factor of safety calculation by means of phi-c-reduction. Fully graphical input and output in a Windows environment. A demonstration version is available.
Cost 6000 Euro (2D Suite: 8500 Euro) Upgrades: 35% of full license price. Educational discount available
Data formats supported None stated
Supplier in Australia  Techsoft Australasia Pty. Ltd. 
Supplier in Brazil  Terratek Ltd 
Supplier in China  China Academy of Building Research 
Supplier in Egypt  El-Mossallamy, Dr. Yasser 
Supplier in France  TERRASOL 
Supplier in Hong Kong  Solutions Research Centre Ltd. (Hong Kong) 
Supplier in India  Ram Caddsys Pvt Ltd 
Supplier in Indonesia  GTL GEOTECH SERVICES 
Supplier in Italy  GEOSPHERA High-Tech Supplies 
Supplier in Japan  JIP Techno-Science Corporation (JTS) 
Supplier in Lebanon  BAT Concept 
Supplier in Malaysia  CONSOFT Technologies Sdn. Bhd. 
Supplier in Mexico  GEO INGENIERIA ALFVEN, SA de CV 
Supplier in Netherlands  PLAXIS B.V. 
Supplier in Russian Federation  NIP-Informatica 
Supplier in Singapore  CONSOFT International Pte Ltd 
Supplier in South Korea  Basis Soft Inc. 
Supplier in Taiwan  Genesis Group-Taiwan 
Supplier in Thailand  Twoplus Soft Co., Ltd. 
Supplier in Tunisia  Terrasol Tunisia 
Supplier in Turkey  GEOGRUP INSAAT A.S. 
Supplier in United Kingdom  Wilde FEA Ltd 
Supplier in United States of America  GEMSoft 
Supplier in United States of America  GEOCOMP Corporation 
Supplier in United States of America  Lachel Felice & Associates 

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