Deep Excavation

Application ID: 9747


This deep excavation model is inspired by a benchmark exercise specified by a working group of the German Society for Geotechnics. In this model, a 20 m excavation is modeled with ten steps by means of a parametric sweep. The interaction between the soil and the retaining wall is modeled with contact pairs, and struts are activated as the excavation reaches their depths.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

Geomechanics Module