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The PLAXIS Tunnelling Library

Daniel Berro

An underground mining machine operates in a dimly lit tunnel, with rock walls reinforced by wire mesh, leveraging advanced methods from the Tunnelling Library.
An underground mining machine operates in a dimly lit tunnel, with rock walls reinforced by wire mesh, leveraging advanced methods from the Tunnelling Library.

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This blog is a part of the series Tunnel your way to success with PLAXIS.

The tunnelling modelling and analysis looks to the bright future of tunnelling projects in connecting the world. These projects are becoming more and more challenging and advanced. 

Tunnel engineers are struggling on how to optimize and improve their modelling techniques of complex choreography of construction procedure, trajectories, digital soil/rock behaviour and reinforcements such as rock bolts and many others.  All of this increases the importance and need for a powerful Finite Element Software (FEA) to conquer the mentioned projects with confidence. PLAXIS techs and functionalities are offering a transformative solution and thereby yielding designs that are optimized, cost-effective, and fully functional. 

Are you interested in gaining more knowledge about Tunnel modelling in PLAXIS? Are tunnel excavations in rock, NATM, TBM, PLAXIS Tunnel designer of your point of interest? 

Then this blog is the perfect resource for you to start and explore the PLAXIS tunnelling world. In this blog, you will find all the PLAXIS tunnelling library of Virtuosity webinars in one place that were dedicated to PLAXIS users and their tunnelling challenges.   

Webinar 1. Madrid Traditional Tunneling Method (MTM) with PLAXIS 2D/3D 

Claudio Dias

What the webinar will discuss:  

  1. Madrid Traditional Method (MTM) sequence 
  2. How to model the MTM in PLAXIS 2D and 3D
  3. How to use PLAXIS Tunnel Designer feature
  4. How to use Tunnel Designer in a similar project in hand mining or square works 

For more details of this project, sign up for the OnDemand version. 

Webinar 2. Safe and Fast Tunnel Analysis in Urban Environment with PLAXIS 2D/3D

Dr. Richard Witasse and Martin Cahn

This webinar will highlight:  

  1. Main PLAXIS tunnelling features (Tunnel designer, TBM, NATM, constitutive models, soil/rock reinforcement)  
  2. Dealing with mixed conditions at excavation font 
  3. Speeding up analysis techniques (equivalent 2D, one step 3D analyses)

For more details of this project, sign up for the OnDemand version. 

Webinar 3. Tunnel Series 2: Full-scale TBM Tunnel Construction Showcase in PLAXIS 3D

Xing-Cheng Lin

This webinar will point up:  

  1. TBM tunnel support & advancement. 
  2. Groundwater seepage due to TBM activities 
  3. TBM induced ground movement

For more details of this project, sign up for the OnDemand version. 

Webinar 4. Tunnel Series 3: NATM Tunnel Design 

Jeena Mary John 

This webinar will spotlight:  

  1. Modelling of NATM tunnels and incorporation of construction sequence in PLAXIS
  2. Analysis of settlement of surrounding soil
  3. Assessment of impact of tunnelling on adjacent structures 

For more details of this project, sign up for the OnDemand version. 

Webinar 5. Underground Rock Engineering Works with PLAXIS: Modelling Brittle Behaviour of Rock Masses 

Dr. Giuseppe Cammarata 

What you will learn:  

  1. Rock mass constitutive law for brittle behaviour
  2. Simulation of the rock masses behaviour in deep underground operations
  3. Numerical method as a tool for optimized design

For more details of this project, sign up for the OnDemand version. 

Webinar 6. User Success Webinar: Applying Geotechnical Studies in Tunneling with Dr. Sanchez 

Dr. Fermin Sanchez Reyes

You’ll gain an overview of: 

  1. The application of geotechnical studies in tunnelling, particularly in complex situations such as the one presented in the case study.
  2. Insights into the process of creating a 3D geotechnical model that closely represents the real-world situation, and how this model can be used to design a cost-effective solution. 
  3. About the use of PLAXIS as a reliable geotechnical analysis tool, and how it can save time and costs in the field. 

For more details of this project, sign up for the OnDemand version. 

Webinar 7. Modelling With Tunnel Designer in PLAXIS 2D & 3D 

Jeena Mary John

In this webinar, we’ll discuss: 

  1. Modelling of Tunnel structures and determination of forces and displacements on the tunnel
  2. Detailed discussion on Tunnel designer
  3. Overview of introducing cable bolts and rock bolts along the length of tunnel

For more details of this project, sign up for the OnDemand version. 

Webinar 8. Access the Underground Space with Style – A PLAXIS Webinar

Xing-Cheng Lin 

This webinar, will highlight: 

  1. Logical workflow in tunnel modelling

For more details of this project, sign up for the OnDemand version. 

Webinar 9. Deep excavation for an Underground Metro Station

Xing-Cheng Lin

This webinar will showcase: 

  1. The simulation of bottom-up excavation adopting the ground-anchor and parallel strutting scheme, for the construction of an underground metro station 
  2. Briefly touch on the modelling of excavation in Plaxis 2D and Plaxis 3D, as well as the drainage behaviours, dewatering etc 

For more details of this project, sign up for the OnDemand version. 

Webinar 10. Tunnelling Solution in Urban Areas and Mountainous Terrain 

Xing-Cheng Lin

This webinar will underline: 

  1. PLAXIS simulation for tunnel construction.
  2. TBM and NATM methods 

For more details of this project, sign up for the OnDemand version. 

Webinar 11. Working with Rock Mass Anisotropy – A Tunnelling Perspective 

Xing-Cheng Lin

In this webinar we will showcase: 

  1. Formulation and visualization of Jointed Rock model 
  2. Extension of the Jointed Rock model with an overall Mohr-Coulomb criterion 
  3. Tunnelling direction, rock bolts array with respect to the orientation of the joint plane 

For more details of this project, sign up for the OnDemand version. 

Webinar 12. Webinar Series | Rock Your Analysis with PLAXIS

Dr. Richard Witasse

In this series will highlight:

  1. Efficiently use the Tunnel Designer for modelling underground excavation
  2. Apply the Convergence-Confinement method in 2D tunnel analysis
  3. Define rock bolts using embedded beam elements 
  4. How to introduce creep deformation in rock
  5. How to use power-law creep deformation in combination with MC failure criterion
  6. How to model yielding sprayed concrete lining in PLAXIS 

For more details of this project, sign up for the OnDemand version.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MORE SPECIFIC? 

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Do not look further, Virtuoso subscription is the perfect solution for you. 

Virtuoso subscription is a package that include Token keys (Training/expert services credits) along with your PLAXIS software that will be bundled to your project success manager. In this subscription, you will be able to choose between: featured training, Expert services, or personalized training. This Package will help you to optimise and accelerate your geo workflow and analysis.  

Not an existing user with us but want to learn the software option that comes with expert services? Don’t hesitate to contact our PLAXIS experts. We are happy to discuss the options.

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