This lesson describes the construction of an excavation pit in soft clay and sand layers. The pit is a relatively small excavation of 12 by 20 m, excavated to a depth of 6.5 m below the surface. Struts, walings and ground anchors are used to prevent the pit from collapsing. After the full excavation, an additional surface load is added on one side of the pit.
The attached (zipped) *.p3dlog file contains all the commands to generate the models up to calculation (without point for curves selection). With a Bentley Geotechnical SELECT Entitlement [GSE] (former PLAXIS-VIP) licence you can use the commands runner to open the *.p3dlog file and to execute all commands in one go. Without a VIP licence, you can open the *.p3dlog file with any text editor, like Notepad, and then execute the commands via the command line command by command.
PLAXIS 3D Tutorial 01: Foundation in overconsolidated clay
PLAXIS 3D Tutorial 03: Loading of a suction pile