Plaxis (sometimes stylised PLAXIS, Plane strain and axial symmetry, indicating the geometric types handled in the original code[1]) is a computer program that performs finite element analyses (FEA) within the realm of geotechnical engineering, including deformation, stability and water flow.[2] The input procedures enable the enhanced output facilities provide a detailed presentation of computational results. PLAXIS enables new users to work with the package after only a few hours of training.

PLAXIS
Plaxis logo.svg
Developer(s)Bentley Systems
Initial releaseDecember 1982; 39 years ago (1982-12)
Stable release
CONNECT Edition V20.1 (2D & 3D)
Operating systemWindows
Available inEnglish, Chinese, Japanese
TypeComputer-aided design, Finite Element Analysis
LicenseFloating licensing
Websitewww.bentley.com/en/products/brands/plaxis

Plaxis BV was acquired by the American Bentley Systems, Inc. in 2018.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What does PLAXIS stand for?".
  2. ^ Chalmovský, Juraj (2014). Základy matematického modelování v geotechnice s využitím programu Plaxis (in Czech). Brno: Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta stavební. ISBN 978-80-214-4938-1.
  3. ^ "Bentley Systems Announces Acquisition of Geotechnical Software Leader Plaxis, and Agreement to Acquire Soil Engineering Software Provider SoilVision".

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