PLAXIS MoDeTo CONNECT Edition is a specialist finite element (FEM) analysis tool for the geotechnical design of monopile foundations for offshore wind turbines
To transfer of results of the PISA Joint Industry Research Project into daily engineering practices.
* A standalone tool for rule-based design method or in connection with PLAXIS 3D for numerical-based design method.
PLAXIS MoDeTo CONNECT Edition transfers the enhanced design method established in PISA Phase 1 and 2 to current design practices.
PLAXIS MoDeTo CONNECT Edition will enable the capitalization of any future findings of PISA, which will be implemented into the software as they become available.
PLAXIS MoDeTo CONNECT Edition features:
Automate the generation and calculation of a PLAXIS 3D FEM model to verify the final monopile geometry and validate the 1D design approach, as required by most design codes. Design verification models can be generated both for homogenous and layered profiles.
With PLAXIS MoDeTo CONNECT Edition, you can combine multiple sets of soil reaction curves, either rule-based or numerically calibrated from homogeneous soil profiles, to conduct 1D analyses of monopiles in a layered soil in accordance to the findings of PISA Phase 2. Once a set of soil reaction curves is calibrated for a homogeneous soil profile, they can be stored and re-used to generate multiple layered stratigraphies, e.g. for the analysis of different locations within an offshore wind farm.
Use PLAXIS MoDeTo either as a stand-alone application when supplying the soil reaction curves, or in connection with PLAXIS 3D, to calibrate them numerically according to the specific properties of the site. Pair PLAXIS MoDeTo with PLAXIS 3D for a well proven and robust finite element solution for any type of offshore or onshore structure and reach your full design potential.
With PLAXIS MoDeTo CONNECT Edition you can analyze the ability of monopile foundations to resist lateral loads based on a 1D Timoshenko beam finite element model and realistic soil reaction curves. This approach is accurate even for large diameter monopiles, while retaining many of the assumptions of the traditional P-Y approach. As a result, you could reduce the embedded length of the piles by up to 35 percent.
Developed in collaboration with Oxford University, PLAXIS MoDeTo transfers the enhanced design method established in the PISA Phase 1 and Phase 2 research reports to current industry design practice.