# Analysis of Excavation in soil using PLAXIS 2D

Excavation involves the removal of a layer of soil beneath the topsoil. Excavation is done for footings, dams or any other construction projects so its importance is high and understanding properties of soil after excavation is very useful. Excavation requires supporting if depth is more than 6m such as diaphragm walls with struts, anchors or tie backs. This process becomes more complicated in heavy constructions like dam construction we know that diaphragm wall helps to eliminate seepage flow below the dam in order to minimize the water loss and it increases the stability of dam.

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## Methodology involved in software:

Finite Element Method: In finite element method, soil structure is assumed to be divided into a large number of finite elements. These elements are interconnected at joints called as nodal points or nodes. Simple functions are chosen to approximate the actual displacement over each finite element. These functions are called displacement functions or displacement models. The unknowns involved in this function are nothing but the displacement at the nodal points. Hence, the final solution will yield the approximate displacement at discrete locations in the body at nodes. For problem-solving, the better approach is to use finite element methods, which compute stress and strain distribution. These methods are particularly useful for the analysis of slope stability when it is subject to various types of loading or when it has complex geometry.

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Software required:

1. PLAXIS 2D

Project Requirements:

### 1. Material properties:

1. Permeability test
2. Shear tests
3. Density test
4. Free swell index
5. Grain size Distribution

### 2. Model Creation:

1. Properties of diaphragm wall
2. Properties of soil interface properties
3. Properties of Anchor Rod
4. Properties of Grout Body

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Who should do this project?
If you are interested in geotechnical engineering and want to get more knowledge on soil behavior and their properties, then you should do this project to increase your knowledge database

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