Large deformation analysis with MPM

Friday, 15 November 2019

Boussinesqweg 1, Delft, The Netherlands
Date 15 November 2019
Time 12:30 - 16:00
Registry fee € Free
Chair Mario Martinelli


Interaction between soil, water and structures plays an important role in many civil engineering problems. Examples of this are landslides caused by heavy rainfall, the stability of dikes during high water or the installation of pile foundations in saturated soil. The combination of large deformations, coupling between soil and water and the interaction between soil and construction is difficult to model with classical calculation methods. The "material point method" (MPM) is a numerical method that makes it possible to model large deformations.

Anura3D ( is a software developed together with an international Research Community to model advanced ground-water-construction interaction with MPM. During the workshop the principles of MPM are discussed and several examples of applications are shown. Beside the generic version of Anura3D, a new user-friendly tool for pile installation based on MPM will be presented for the first time. The participants are given the opportunity to discuss current developments and future possibilities.


Schedule - Friday, 15 November 2019

Time Event
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break and demos in DemoPlaza
13:30 - 13:40 Welcome
13:40 - 14:20 Basic principle of MPM and applications.
14:20 - 15:30 Interactive session doing exercises using MPM
15:30 - 16:00 Drinks