A Case Study in Modeled Dome Settlement

A recent report indicates that dome settlement can be accurately predicted using the same software Dome Technology’s engineering group utilizes.

Published in the Spring 2016 issue of the quarterly Plaxis Bulletin, a back analysis of a Hungary sugar dome’s foundation based on its loading and unloading history found that the calculated and actual settlements were accurately determined using the finite element model and Plaxis software. Engineers, then, “can calculate with reasonable accuracy eventual settlements by using available software,” said engineer for Dome Technology Adam Aagard.