Soil behaviour and constitutive modeling: the essentials

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Soil behaviour and constitutive modeling: the essentials


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Date: 18/02/2022

Language: English

Duration: 4h

Course type: Live on-line

Support: OPTUM G2

Certificate: Certificate of attendance

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In terms of mechanical response, soils are among the most complex materials. The choice and calibration of constitutive models to effectively describethe behavior of soils represents one of the critical ingredients for a successful geotechnical analysis.
In this course, the participants will gain an insight into the available approaches for soil modeling in Finite Elements, to understand the modeling hypotheses, and the principles to choose the most appropriate model for each application.
Extended tutorials will complement the course on Optum G2 with a particular emphasis on model calibration.


  • Mechanical behavior of soils: the fundamentals
  • Overview of soil constitutive models
  • Model choice and calibration: tricks and hacks
  • Soil models in OPTUM G2
  • Hands-on tutorials: model calibration

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


  • 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 wishing to improve their skills and broaden their fields of study.


Constitutive models, FEM, geotechnics, calibration


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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