In this tutorial, the construction of an embankment on clay is calculated. The clay will first be considered a drained material and then an undrained material. For both cases the factor of safety will be determined. This would for instance give an indication of both the long term and short term stability of the embankment.
Failure mechanism for drained case (top) and undrained case (bottom)
The attached *.p2dxlog file contains all the commands to generate the model. With a Bentley Geotechnical SELECT Entitlement [GSE] license, you can use the commands runner to open the *.p2dxlog file and to execute all commands in one go, see also this instruction.
PLAXIS 2D Tutorial 01: Settlement of a circular footing [Tutorials]
PLAXIS 2D Tutorial 03: Submerged construction of an excavation [Tutorials]