2D FEM GeoEngineering WorkSuite

PLAXIS 2D CONNECT Edition performs 2D analysis of deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics with PLAXIS 2D Suite.

PLAXIS 2D CONNECT Edition performs a powerful and user-friendly finite element package that is used worldwide by top engineering companies and institutions in the civil and geotechnical engineering industry on projects of all types, ranging from excavations, embankment, and foundations to tunneling, mining, and reservoir geomechanics. 


PLAXIS 2D CONNECT Edition features:

  • Model diverse geotechnical problems
  • Create FE models quickly and efficiently
  • Simulate various types of soil and rock behavior
  • Achieve consistently accurate results
  • Conduct powerful and versatile post-processing
  • Increase the application’s versatility



       PLAXIS 2D - Basic


PLAXIS 2D WorkSuite 

Including add-on modules to integrate with PLAXIS 2D CONNECT Edition as follows:


1.   PLAXIS 2D Dynamics

      2D Geotechnical Dynamic loading modeling allows for performing a ground response analysis, and liquefaction analysis using the PM4Sand and UBCSand models

    • Analyze the effects of man-made or natural seismic vibrations in soil
    • Perform dynamic analyses in a user-friendly, efficient, and accurate way regardless of the vibration source or scale.
    • Accurately calculate the effects of vibrations with a dynamics analysis when the frequency of the dynamic load is higher than the natural frequency of the medium.
    • Low-frequency vibrations can normally be calculated with a pseudo-static analysis by default available.

       For more advanced seismic analysis, choose PLAXIS 2D Dynamics module.


      PLAXIS 2D Dynamic - Dynamic loading with earthquake data


2.   PLAXIS 2D PlaxFlow

      2D Geotechnical  Time-dependent groundwater, Flow analysis, beyond the default options of steady-state groundwater flow analysis

    • Perform time-dependent groundwater analysis and simulate the unsaturated, time-dependent, and anisotropic behavior of soil.
    • Simultaneously calculate changes in pore pressures and deformation by performing a fully-coupled flow-deformation analysis. 

PLAXIS 2D PlaxFlow - Time dependent flow boundary conditions


3.   PLAXIS 2D Thermal

      Analysis of heat flow on the hydraulic and mechanical behavior of soil and structures

    • Specialized capabilities to deal with changing soil properties due to temperature change.
    • Anticipate and React to potential stability issues, such as foundation challenges in arctic areas.

      If you need full thermal-hydro-mechanical coupling, the PLAXIS 2D PlaxFlow module is exactly what you will need. 


PLAXIS 2D Thermal



  • 2D Basic - Create finite element models
  • 2D Basic - Analyze the effects of vibrations in the soil
  • 2D Basic - Perform time dependent groundwater analysis
  • 2D Basic - Account for the effects of heat flow
  • 2D Dynamic - Apply advanced model boundary conditions
  • 2D Dynamic - Apply simple and advanced constitutive models
  • 2D Dynamic - Perform dynamic loading with earthquake data
  • 2D PlaxFlow - Access predefined properties for unsaturated soil behavior
  • 2D PlaxFlow - Assign time dependent flow boundary conditions
  • 2D Thermal - Analyze stress rotation due to thermal loading
  • 2D Thermal - Optimize ground freezing design