OnDemand Training | PLAXIS: NATM and TBM Tunneling Analysis

In this course, you will learn the details of both NATM (New Austrian Tunnel Method) and TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) methods in PLAXIS 2D and 3D. Tunneling is a complex process and has grown to be an industry in and of itself. PLAXIS has provided a way to model your tunnel easily with the help of a simple yet elegant user interface. You will be able to import your specific tunnel geometry from your favorite CAD software and start from there. You can also draw the tunnel section directly into the Tunnel Designer of PLAXIS. Tunnel Designer is a dedicated method inside PLAXIS designed to help deal with different aspects of tunnel modeling. The use of Tunnel Designer is fully explained in this course. The complex sequencing or tunnel advancement procedure is fully automated using the command runner/python scripting in PLAXIS.

This course is organized into the following sections:

  • Introduction to TBM Tunneling
  • TBM in PLAXIS 2D
  • TBM in PLAXIS 3D
  • Auto-advancement of TBM segments in PLAXIS 3D
  • Introduction to NATM
  • Steps of NATM in PLAXIS 3D
  • PLAXIS 3D output of NATM
  • Questions and Answers

Duration: 2 hours

Presented by: Mohammad Siddiquee

Mohammed Siddiquee
“I like to work with geotechnical software, especially the PLAXIS. It feels great when a user finds his required solution after an interaction with me. Sometimes even a short email response can offer a solution to a specific problem. I help new users starting from license installation, onboarding via introductory training through to consulting for any project. It's a real joy when the prospective buyer becomes the user.”
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