- XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 (32 and 64 bit)
- 10 GB hard disk space
- 2 GB memory (RAM)
- Win7/Win8 (32 and 64 bit)
- 20 GB hard disk space
- 4 GB memory (RAM)
Settlement and Consolidation Analysis
Settle3D is a 3-dimensional program for the analysis of vertical consolidation and settlement under foundations, embankments and surface loads. The program combines the simplicity of one-dimensional analysis with the power and visualization capabilities of more sophisticated three-dimensional programs.
|Time dependent consolidation - Using a circular load, examining the evolution of excess pore pressure, effective stress and settlement with time.||To obtain results at specific locations, you can add Query Points or Query Lines. These allow you to graphically plot data versus depth or horizontal distance.|
|You can see the excess pore water pressure plotted versus depth at different times. You can also see the pore pressure generally decreasing with time.||Using the stage tabs,viewing the increase in consolidation settlement with time, in the 3D view.|
|The use of staging, time-dependent consolidation and multiple materials in Settle3D. The model represents a storage tank that is built on layered soil and filled with water.||Often it is desirable to preload a normally consolidated soil to induce settlement before a critical structure is built. The application of a preload will tend to compact the soil so that only a...|
You can quickly create complex soil profiles and loading conditions, and view results in 3-dimensions. Modeling can be staged, and time-dependent consolidation analysis can be performed including primary and secondary consolidation (creep) at user defined time intervals. A variety of linear and non-linear material types can be modeled. Groundwater elevation can be staged and horizontal and vertical drainage conditions can be specified.
Circular, rectangular or polygonal load shapes can be defined with uniform or variable load magnitudes, and flexible or rigid foundations. Loading can be staged and applied at any depth (e.g. to simulate piles or raft foundations). Excavations can be defined and loads applied within excavated areas. A special embankment designer allows you to easily define multi-stage layered embankments. Back analysis options allow you to determine the pre-load fill height or time required to achieve a given settlement.
Settlement, stress and pore pressure are computed throughout the 3-dimensional volume, and results can be contoured along any horizontal or vertical plane, or plotted along any line. Settlement deformation can be viewed in 3-dimensions, magnified by a user-defined scale factor. Data presentation is highly interactive, and contours and graphs are updated in real time as you change the data type, depth or location. Results can be exported to Excel with a single mouse click.
View a Settle3D demonstration (5 MB)