Reduce costs and optimize Designs
Trim design and analysis time by using the right software for the project.
Use engineered earth structures, construction, topology, borehole, and water data.
What is PLAXIS Monopile Designer?
PLAXIS Monopile Designer is a finite element software for monopile foundations. It transfers the results of the PISA Joint Industry Research Project to daily engineering practice. PLAXIS Monopile Designer reduces the amount of steel each monopile requires and therefore reduces overall costs for any wind farm. It can be used as a stand-alone tool or in connection with PLAXIS 3D.
Significantly optimize the designs for your monopile foundation project. This will reduce overall steel, fabrication, transportation, and installation costs. You could reduce the embedded length of piles by up to 35%.
Use the most advanced and innovative method for designing monopiles – Pile Soil Analysis (PISA). This method is the industry’s best practice for developing future generation offshore wind farms.
Use PLAXIS Monopile Designer along with PLAXIS 3D to easily automate the process of generating and calculating 3D models. Derive, normalize, and parameterize soil reaction curves to calibrate your 1D model.
Analyze Layered Soils
Combine multiple sets of soil reaction curves, either rule-based or numerically calibrated from homogeneous soil profiles, to conduct 1D analyses of monopiles in layered soil in accordance to the findings of PISA Phase 2.
Automate the generation and calculation of a PLAXIS 3D FEM model to verify the final monopile geometry and validate the 1D design approach. Generate design verification models for homogenous and layered profiles.
PLAXIS Monopile Designer
- Design offshore monopile foundations cost-effectively
- Transfer results of PISA to your design
- Calibrate soil reaction curves
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— Scott T. Anderson, Sr. Geotechnical Engineer, HDR Engineering