Plaxis - 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. Perform full thermal-hydro-mechanical coupled analysis by taking advantage of the PLAXIS 2D PlaxFlow module as well.
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.