In this tutorial a Ultimate Limit State (ULS) calculation will be defined and performed for the submerged construction of an excavation. The geometry model of Tutorial 03 will be used. The Design approaches feature is introduced in this example. This feature allows for the use of partial factors for loads and model parameters after a serviceability calculation has already been performed.
This exercise requires a PLAXIS 2D Advanced or PLAXIS 2D Ultimate license.
The attached *.p2dxlog 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 *.p2dxlog file and to execute all commands in one go, see also this instruction.
The Use of Design Approaches with PLAXIS [Publications]
PLAXIS 2D Tutorial 06: Dry excavation using a tie back wall [Tutorials]
PLAXIS 2D Tutorial 08: Construction of a road embankment [Tutorials]
PLAXIS 2D Tutorial 09: Excavation and dewatering [Tutorials]