OnDemand Training | PLAXIS Designer: Setting up a 3D Geotechnical Model with Meshes

Numerical modeling for geotechnical applications has been moving to 3D. One of the main challenges with this movement is building a realistic 3D conceptual model, manipulating, and merging different geotechnical site data, for a better engineering design. This training session will focus on the main concepts in PLAXIS Designer, bringing important notion about model creation through meshes.

The model examples will be applied primarily for the mining industries, such as Heap Leach and Tailings Dam application, but concepts can be certainly extended to several civil infrastructure cases. Use of 2D profiles will be also presented, as this approach is frequently used when first designing 3D models.

In this training, you will learn more about:

  • How to handle different file types for surface generation
  • Main mesh operations and fixing intersecting geometries
  • Setting up a 3D conceptual model using 2D profiles and TIN Surfaces

Attendees should install PLAXIS Designer as a prerequisite to this course.

Duration: 2 hours

Presented by: Marina Trevizolli

Marina Trevizolli
“My background is in civil engineering, and master’s degree in geotechnics. I have been with Bentley Systems since 2019, and as an expert in geotechnical software, I`ve been helping PLAXIS users getting the best performance in their projects with training and mentoring all around the world, from mining companies in Australia and Peru to consulting in foundation and soil reinforcement in the United States and Europe. I’m a problem solver, and my best achievement is user happiness with their geotechnical model and analysis.”
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