A Comparative Study of Various Commercially Available Programs for Numerical Analysis of Reinforced Soil

As a powerful tool to analyze reinforced soil mechanical behaviors, numerical simulation of reinforced soil has been a great concern for geotechnical engineers recently. The objective of this paper is to introduce, summarize and compare the various commercially available programs in reinforced soil numerical analysis. Some key points in reinforced soil numerical simulation were pointed out. Several mainstream professional programs for reinforced soil numerical simulation have been presented and compared, including FLAC3D V3.0, FLAC2D V5.0, Plaxis V8.2, Plaxis 3D Tunnel V1.2 and Phase 2 V6.0. Results from different commercially available reinforced soil programs were compared based on a standard example-reinforced embankment. Some constructive recommendations are proposed to choose appropriate software package for researchers and engineers to improve the analysis reliability.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 753-758
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Transportation Engineering 2009

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  • Accession Number: 01525261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410394
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 1:36PM