Structural-Pore Pressure

Abaqus Unified FEA

  • Abaqus Strucutral Pore Pressure Simulation of anearthen dam

The influence of water on the behavior of soils under load is extremely complex and a sophisticated coupled approach is required to provide simulation results which can be relied on to help provide confidence in design decisions.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers around the world use the Abaqus Unified FEA product suite and the multiphysics capabilities to simulate the behavior of soil and other natural materials used in construction of dams, tunnels foundations and other large scale engineering projects.


  • Ability to model transient or steady-state distribution of fluid pore pressure in soils
  • Ability to model consolidation; i.e., the deformation in soils associated with the redistribution of porewater and pressure.
  • A variety of constitutive models for soils, including Mohr-Coulomb, Drucker-Prager, Cam-Clay, and Cap plasticity models. Creep behavior can be included with the Drucker-Prager and Cap plasticity models.