FEM – Consolidation 

The FEM - Consolidation is used to perform time dependent settlement analysis under foundations, embankments and surface loads (surcharges). Given the external load and the mechanical and hydraulic boundary conditions the coupled analysis provides the evolution of displacements, stresses, strains, plastic zones, pore pressure distribution, ground water table and water flow throughthe model. 
Consolidation is an extension module of the FEM program for the analysis of general geotechnical problems. 
Licence price from £652 
Available in packages: 
Mesh generation 
Pore preesure visualisation 
Railway embankment 
Main Advantages: 
Customizable report structure 
Report header personalization 
Add and edit unlimited images from the analysis 
Pictures automatically update to show results based on current settings 
Main Features 
Material models: 
Linear elastic model 
Mohr-Coulomb model 
Modified Mohr-Coulomb model 
Drucker-Prager model 
Different permeability in the horizontal and vertical direction (anisotropic material) 
Possibility to choose which soil will take part in the consolidation process 
Constant or time dependent load 
Optional activation of parts of the model (modeling gradual construction of embankment) 
Multiple successive construction stages 
Calculation of the soil deformation and settlement in time caused by external load 
Calculation of pore pressure and ground water table evolution 
The evolution of quantities at chosen points observed by means of monitors and graphs 
Import and export of the geometry and resulting ground water table in DXF format 
Sharing the resulting ground water table between projects via GeoClipboard 
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