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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.
PLAXIS 3D CEV21 Tutorial 02: Excavation in sand.pdf
The attached *.p3dlog file contains all the commands to generate the model. With a Bentley Geotechnical SELECT Entitlement [GSE] licence, you can use the commands runner to open the *.p3dlog file and to execute all commands in one go, see also this instruction.
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