Online Course: Settlement Analysis

  • Course Date: March 9, 2022
  • Course Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Rocscience Tools: Settle3, RS2, RS3
  • Platform: Zoom
  • Languages: The course will be conducted in English
  • Registration Fees:
    • Early Bird - USD $350 (until February 18th, 2022)
    • Regular - USD $400

Offer: Professors who register for the course and are from Universities with an active Rocscience Academic Bundle Subscription, can bring a student along for free.

  • What’s included:
  • Temporary software licenses
  • Course material
  • PDH Certificate
  • Course recording for attendees (available for 30 days after the end of course)

Course Outline:

This course will cover the consolidation theories behind Settle3, RS2, and RS3 and the application of these tools in different engineering problems including settlement analysis, simulation of soil-structure interaction, and ground improvement analysis. The results from methods will be compared against each other and analytical solutions.

Module 1: Theory and Model Setup (Settle3)

  • Stress computation methods
  • Settlement estimation methods (empirical vs consolidation theory)
  • Loads and excavations (flexible, rigid)
  • Material models in Settle3
  • Examples

Module 2: Theory and Model Setup (RS2 and RS3) Applications

  • Consolidation Theory (Biot’s formulation)
  • Model set up and boundary conditions
  • Material models in RS2 and RS3
  • Examples and comparison with Settle3

Module 3: Common Applications

  • Loads and excavations
    • Embankment designer Settle3
    • Staged construction of Embankments in RS2 and RS3
  • Reporting tools
  • Examples

Module 4: Ground Improvement

  • Modeling ground improvement methods in Settle3
    • Wick Drains
    • Soil replacement, Stone columns, and Vibro-compaction
  • Wick Drains and other special boundary conditions in RS2 and RS3
  • Case Study


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