This seminar promoted the understanding and use of finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering. The event pooled the knowledge of leading players in this field to provide attendees with guidance on numerical methods and the use of finite element analysis.
The use of finite element analysis techniques in geotechnical engineering is now more widespread than ever before. For example, simulation and modelling are frequently being used to form a clearer view of phenomena such as soil behavior and stage excavation which, until recently, was more of a research topic. Finite element analysis tools are being constantly refined and, in conjunction with the development of the related techniques and methods, these tools are assisting engineers in making their predictions as realistic as possible.