Practical application of finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering

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Practical application of finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering


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Date: 04/02/2022

Language: English

Duration: 4 hours

Course type: Live on-line

Support: OPTUM G2

Certificate: Upon course completion you will receive a certificate of attendance

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The Finite Element Method is the most flexible and powerful tool to analyze and design engineering systems. Its application to geotechnical engineering problems poses a series of specific challenges (e.g., choice of the modeling domain, definition of the geotechnical model, choice and calibration of the constitutive models, etc). This course  introduces the basics and principles of the finite element method, emphasizing its practical application to fundamental problems of geotechnical engineering. The training has a marked practice-oriented component, with hands-on examples and case studies based on Optum G2.


  • Basic principles of the finite element method
  • Conceptualization of the problem of interest
  • Choice of the material models and calibration of parameters
  • Numerical schemes of resolution
  • Best practices for the analysis and interpretaiton of results


A discount equal to the course fee will be applied to the purchase of a 1-year Optum G2 license!

Course instructors

  • Prof. Lyesse Laloui, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Dr. Aldo Madaschi, Nesol – Numerical Engineering Solutions
  • Dr. Jose A. Bosch, Nesol – Numerical Engineering Solutions


The course is intended for construction professionals, civil and environmental engineers, geologists that have a first experience with finite element modelling and wish to learn the capabilities of the software OPTUM G2.


Finite element analysis, geotechnical engineering, geomechanics


Multiple registrations by the same company will benefit from a 10% discount off the total price, starting from the second participant. CONTACT US to receive the Coupon!

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