Unsaturated soil modelling with Barcelona Basic: using SoilTest

ApplicationPLAXIS 2D
VersionPLAXIS 2D 2023.1
PLAXIS 3D 2023.1
Date created09 March 2023
Date modified09 March 2023


Use the suction option in SoilTest to replicate and simulate suction-controlled lab tests. Compose plots with available test parameters and results types in SoilTest and calibrate model parameters for the Barcelona Basic model. Once the model parameters are calibrated, apply the model in boundary value problems and assess the effects of wetting and drying, i.e. collapse upon wetting, elastic swelling or shear strength reduction due to a decrease in suction.

See also

Barcelona Basic model    [Models]

PLAXIS SoilTest    [Videos]