PLAXIS Standard Course on Computational Geotechnics will be held at the Davis Hall of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of California in Berkeley from May 21 to 24. An early bird discount of 10% is taken into account when registering before April 7th 2019.
This course focuses on the practical aspects of the finite element method (FEM). Over a dozen similar courses have been given throughout the USA and all together more than 200 at several other locations around the world. An optional day is organised that is dedicated to modelling dynamic behaviour and earthquake engineering. The course is meant for professionals from consulting/contracting companies, public work bodies and universities, who are interested in applying advanced tools to practical geotechnical engineering. Experts will give presentations on finite element modelling aspects as well as (geo-)engineering applications, such as staged construction and stability excavations, foundations and embankments.
The main subject of the course is the practical application of the finite element method (FEM) for stress, deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering and design. The course concentrates on the following issues: Modelling complex soil conditions, analysing deformations due to phased construction and excavation, obtaining input data and model parameters from soil investigation, interpreting computational results. The course provides the necessary background information for a proper use of the finite element method in geotechnical engineering applications.
Each day consists of a morning and an afternoon session. Each session deals with a specific topic and starts with a general presentation, followed by an introduction to the practical application and a hands-on computer exercise. At the end of each day, extra time is reserved to complete exercises and to discuss the computational results.
The total number of participants is limited to thirty (30). Registration will be accepted in the order in which they are received. An early bird discount of 10% is taken into account when registering before April 7th 2019.
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