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New Features in PLAXIS 2D 2016 Basic


Easy definition of rockbolts (VIP)

In the Tunnel Designer, it is now possible to add rockbolts to tunnel segments. Users can assign multiple rockbolt configurations to the same segment or assign the configuration across multiple segments. An offset, spacing, and rockbolt length can be given to each configuration.

Field Stress (VIP)

The new initial stress calculation called field stress, allows users to directly input the in-situ stress magnitudes and orientation. This allows users to more easily perform analysis for deep tunnelling and other applications where the initial stress field cannot be modelled with the K0-procedure.


Automatic centerline extraction for forces

Automatic Centerline Extraction (VIP)

When modelling constructive elements by means of volume elements, the Output program can now automatically extract the centerlines of these objects to create various forces plot. This is even possible with constructive elements that have a non uniform thickness. Applications can include retaining walls or quay walls, volume tunnel lining, box culverts etc.

Snapping Improvements

Users can now snap to the intersection of lines when drawing, or force a point on the intersection of the lines via the command line (_generateintersectionpoints). The snapping is visually indicated through a small green circle. 


Other new features

  • Non-linear embedded beam row (M-Kappa diagrams)
  • Copy in circular patterns with the polar array (VIP)
  • New Soiltest type: Cyclic direct shear test
  • Select number of significant digits displayed
  • Reduce required project disk space by changing the saved step interval
  • Use the Output command line to display plots, or save plots with user defined resolution
  • Remote scripting: display and save plot types (VIP)
  • PLAXIS 2D 2016 Viewer included in the release

PLAXIS 2D is a finite element package intended for the two dimensional analysis of deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering. It is equipped with features to deal with various aspects of geotechnical structures and construction processes using robust and theoretically sound computational procedures.

With PLAXIS 2D the geometry of the model can be easily defined in the soil and structures modes, after which independent solid models can automatically be intersected and meshed. The staged construction mode allows for simulation of construction and excavation processes by activating and deactivating soil clusters and structural objects. The calculation kernel enables a realistic simulation of the non linear, time dependent and anisotropic behaviour of soils and/or rock. Since soil is a multi phase material, special procedures allow for calculations dealing with hydrostatic and non hydrostatic pore pressures in the soil. The output consists of a full suite of visualization tools to check the details of the 2D underground soil-structure model.

Typical PLAXIS applications include: assessing street level displacements during the tunnel construction, consolidation analysis of embankments, soil displacements around an excavation pit, dam stability during different water levels, and much more.

PLAXIS 2D is a user friendly geotechnical program offering flexible and interoperable geometry, realistic simulation of construction stages, a robust and reliable calculation kernel, and comprehensive and detailed post-processing, making it a complete solution for your daily geotechnical design and analysis.

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