• PLAXIS 2D Thermal

    When there is no such thing as climate control

2D Geotechnical Thermal Modeling Software

Integrate thermal analysis seamlessly with PLAXIS 2D Thermal add-on module. PLAXIS is equipped with specialized capabilities to deal with changing soil properties due to temperature change, enabling engineers to anticipate and react to potential stability issues, such as foundation challenges in arctic areas. When the effects of heat flow on the hydraulic and the mechanical behavior of soils and structures need to be taken into account in geotechnical designs, you can count on PLAXIS. Plus, if you need full thermal-hydro-mechanical coupling, the PLAXIS 2D PlaxFlow module is exactly what you will need.

Capabilities
  • Analyze stress rotation due to thermal loading

    • Analyze displacements, or the rotation of stress due to temperature changes. Coupling between thermal loading and mechanical process is required when the temperature change in soils results in thermal stresses. Deformation of a navigable lock due to sunlight absorption when the lock is empty is an example of this.
  • Optimize ground freezing design

    • Whether the ground freezing is artificial to stabilize weak ground or natural you can study the complex interplay between the velocity of groundwater flow, temperature of the freezing pipes, and their effects on the formation of an ice wall through the various boundary conditions.
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