Top 15 PLAXIS 3D Alternative and Similar Softwares | Aug 2020

PLAXIS 3D is a finite element package intended for three-dimensional analysis of deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering. It is equipped with features to deal with various aspects of complex geotechnical structures and construction processes. Geotechnical applications require advanced constitutive models for the simulation of the non-linear, time-dependent and anisotropic behaviour of soils and/or rock.

In addition, since soil is a multi-phase material, special procedures are required to deal with hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic pore pressures in the soil. Although the modelling of the soil itself is an important issue, many projects involve the modelling of structures and the interaction between the structures and the soil.

1. MobiSlope

MobiSlope MobiSlope is an app designed for the iPad to calculate the factor of safety of earth slopes, using common methods of limit equilibrium slope stability analysis.MobiSlope is a fully-featured application, with the capability to:- Model complex geometries with an unlimited number of regions and materials.- Model complex pore pressure conditions......

2. STABL WV

STABL WV TerraWiz STABL WV 2008 is a state-of-the-art Windows-based slope stability software that retains all the traditional features of stabl that the geotechnical community has come to value over the almost 30 years of experience with STABL and PCSTABL algorithms but has all the advantages of state-of-the-art geotechnical software. Users can......

3. SLOPE/W

SLOPE/W SLOPE/W is the leading slope stability software product for computing the factor of safety of earth and rock slopes. With SLOPE/W, you can analyze both simple and complex problems for a variety of slip surface shapes, pore-water pressure conditions, soil properties, analysis methods and loading conditions.Using limit equilibrium, SLOPE/W can......

4. GSLOPE

GSLOPE GSLOPE allows geotechnical engineers to carry out limit equilibrium slope stability analysis of existing natural slopes, unreinforced man-made slopes, or slopes with soil reinforcement. The program uses Bishop’s Modified method and Janbu’s Simplified method. GSLOPE allows either method to be applied to circular, composite, and non-circular surfaces. GSLOPE handles complex......

5. Aether (Field Precision)

Aether (Field Precision) Aether is one of the most advanced programs available for 3D electromagnetic fields at a fraction of the cost of competing products. The unified finite-element package handles all stages of a solution: mesh generation, field calculation and interactive analysis. The program has three modes of operation that cover the full......

6. ADONIS

ADONIS ADONIS is a free two-dimensional geotechnical finite element program.The graphical user interface and automatic mesh generator provide pre- and post-processing capabilities for the ADONIS.Scripting allows users to create their own solutions and customizations based on the core functionality provided by ADONIS.Users can define their own constitutive model and integrate it......

7. SIGMA/W

SIGMA/W SIGMA/W performs stress and deformation analyses of geotechnical, civil and mining works. It can perform a simple linear elastic deformation analysis or a highly sophisticated soil-structure interaction analysis with non-linear material models and coupling to seepage analysis.Many constitutive soil models enable you to represent a wide range of soils or......

8. COSMOSWorks

COSMOSWorks COSMOSWorks provides easy to use yet powerful design validation and optimization tools for designers and engineers alike. COSMOSWorks enables faster, less costly, and more optimized product development, as well as more in-depth examination of product performance than would ever be possible using even the most detailed prototypes.The original design validation......

9. Agros2D

Agros2D Agros2D is a multiplatform C++ application for the solution of partial differential equations (PDE) based on the Hermes2D library, developed by the group of Pavel Karban at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. The user can create models, solve them using adaptive higher-order finite element methods (hp-FEM), and visualize......

10. GetDP

GetDP GetDP is a general finite element solver using mixed elements to discretize de Rham-type complexes in one, two and three dimensions. The main feature of GetDP is the closeness between the input data defining discrete problems (written by the user in ASCII data files) and the symbolic mathematical expressions of......

11. QuickField

QuickField QuickField is a Finite Element Analysis package for electromagnetic, thermal, and stress design simulation with coupled multi-field analysis.QuickField Student Edition is a free but full-featured analysis program with limited number of mesh nodes. You can use it to simulate simple engineering problems, to learn the main features of the Professional......

12. FEATool Multiphysics

FEATool Multiphysics FEATool is a fully integrated multiphysics modeling and engineering simulation environment for Matlab and Octave, featuring built-in CAD and geometry tools, preprocessing and grid generation, solvers, and postprocessing and visualization.Several predefined physics modes are available which easily can be combined to set up of different multiphysics simulation problems including fluid......

13. SLIDE (2D Limit Equilibrium Slope Stability Analysis)

SLIDE (2D Limit Equilibrium Slope Stability Analysis) Slide 6.0 is the most comprehensive slope stability analysis software available, complete with finite element groundwater seepage analysis, rapid drawdown, sensitivity and probabilistic analysis and support design. All types of soil and rock slopes, embankments, earth dams and retaining walls can be analyzed. State of the art CAD capabilities allow......

14. Code_Aster for Windows

Code_Aster for Windows Code_Aster is a free software for numerical simulation in structural mechanics, developed mainly by the “Advanced Mechanical Analysis” department of EDF‘s research and development department (ERMES, ElectRo – MEchanics Studies).Since Code_Aster is provided for Linux environment only, we chose to rebuild it from sources to share its Windows binaries as......

15. ANSYS AIM

ANSYS AIM ANSYS AIM makes upfront simulation easy by combining intuitive, guided workflows, accurate simulation results and optimization in a complete simulation tool. Integrated geometry modeling based on ANSYS SpaceClaim technology helps you create new 3-D concept models, or edit/repair existing geometry. Whether a simulation includes electromagnetics, thermal, structures, or fluids or......