Seminar PLAXIS dan Workshop PLAXIS 3D

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Past Courses

 27-28-29 Juni 2012                                                     

 Latar Belakang dan Tujuan:

Dengan semakin dikenal dan semakin banyaknya pengguna perangkat lunak PLAXIS dalam aplikasi dunia geoteknik Indonesia, tentunya diperlukan suatu sarana untuk mendiskusikan permasalahan-permasalahan yang dihadapi dalam penggunaan perangkat lunak ini. Mulai dari pemilihan parameter tanah, pemilihan model tanah, hingga ke pemodelan bangunan geoteknik yang dihadapi. Disamping itu, apakah pemodelan cukup dilakukan secara dua dimensi dengan menggunakan PLAXIS 2D ataukah diperlukan analisa secara tiga dimensi dengan menggunakan PLAXIS 3D.  Untuk itu Jurusan Teknik Sipil BINUS University bekerja sama dengan distributor tunggal PLAXIS di Indonesia, menyelenggarakan Seminar PLAXIS dan Workshop PLAXIS 3D.


Seminar terbuka untuk para pengguna PLAXIS yang ingin menyampaikan makalahnya dan menyajikan pengalaman / permasalahan / hasil aplikasi dalam proyek-proyek geoteknik yang dihadapinya. Peserta yang ingin menyampaikan makalahnya  dipersilakan menghubungi panitia sebelum tanggal 10 Juni dan menyampaikan makalahnya sebelum  tanggal 20 Juni. Pemakalah yang terpilih akan dapat menyajikan makalahnya.

Workshop PLAXIS 3D terbuka untuk para para konsultan, kontraktor, akademisi (dosen dan mahasiswa),  dan para praktisi dunia teknik sipil pada umumnya serta para praktisi geoteknik khususnya.

Format Seminar dan Workshop:

SEMINAR – 27 Juni 2012 – Seminar dilakukan dengan presentasi dari para pemakalah, yang diharapkan menyajikan permasalahan geoteknik yang dihadapinya, pemodelan dengan PLAXIS, pemilihan parameter, pemilihan soil model, hasil analisa, kesulitan-kesulitan yang dihadapi dalam pemodelan, hasil akhir yang dicapai dan bila ada membandingkan hasil analisa Plaxis dengan kinerja di lapangan. Pemakalah utama, Dr. William Cheang dan Ir. Gouw Tjie Liong M.Eng, ChFC, akan membawakan perbagai SOIL MODEL di dalam PLAXIS. Dan akan memandu jalannya diskusi. Setiap pemakalah mendapatkan waktu sekitar 20-30 menit untuk menyajikan dan mendisuksikan makalahnya.

 WORKSHOP –  28-29 Juni 2012 – Workshop akan mengenalkan/ mengajarkan / memandu para peserta dalam penggunaan program PLAXIS 3D.


A Short Course on Mitigating Soil Settlement and Liquefaction Potential by Suitable Ground Improvement Method

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Past Courses

28-30 May 2012 – Jakarta

Background:Soft compressible clay induces large total and differential settlement to the structures built above.  Construction on loose sands and high seismic region may face catastrophic liquefaction. To mitigate those problems and design a safe and economical foundation, a proper understanding of the settlement problem and the liquefaction potential is a pre-requisite, followed by the selection and design of suitable ground improvement method. This short course is designed to train civil/structural/geotechnical engineers to recognize and to asses the settlement problem, the liquefaction potential,  and how to design suitable ground improvement technique to mitigate the hazards.Instructor:The course shall be given by Ir. GOUW Tjie-Liong M.Eng, ChFC whom has more than 26 years of experiences in the design/consultation, execution and supervision of many geotechnical works in a number of countries.  


  • The course is for all civil/structural/geotechnical engineers that works as consultants, contractors, as well as lecturers and civil engineering students.
  • Priority is given to the participants who has registered and has paid the registration fee. First come first serve basis.
 Course Contents:
  1. SOIL SETTLEMENT:  Ground Settlement Concept; Stress Distribution; Newmark chart; Boussinesq and Westergaard formula; Pressure Bulb; Approximation Method; Elastic Settlement by Janbu et al Method and Buttler Method; Flexible and Rigid Foundation; Rough and Smooth Foundation; Consolidation Settlement; Consolidation Process; Changes in Effective Stress; One Dimensional Consolidation; Vertical Strain vs Void Ratio; Oedoemeter Test;  Pre-consolidation Pressure; NC and OC clay; Virgin Compression Line; OCR; Compression and Re-Compression Index; Coefficient of Volume Compressibility; Settlement of NC and OC soil; Typical Cc and Cr Values; Correlation with Water Content; Skempto Bjerrum Correction Factor; Time Rate of Consolidation; Degree of Consolidation; Coefficient of Consolidation; Taylor and Cassagrande Method; Secondary Settlement; Asaoka Method.
  2. PRECOMPRESSION With VERTICAL DRAINS: Basic Principles, Type of Vertical Drains, Application, Design Method, Installation, and Case Histories.
  3. VACUUM PRELOADING: Surcharging vs Vacuum Method; Execution; Monitoring System; Improved Ground; Application Examples.
  4. Liquefaction potential analysis: What is Liquefaction; Liquefaction Phenomenon; Liquefaction induced Damages; Identifying Liquefaction Potential; Cyclic Stress Ratio – CSR; Assessing Liquefaction through SPT data; Assessing Liquefaction Potential through CPT data; Liquefaction of Deeper Layer; Calculation Examples.
  5. DYNAMIC COMPACTION: Equipment, Mechanism, Execution procedure, Design Guidlines and Case Histories.
  6. VIBROCOMPACTION – VIBROFLOATATION – STONE COLUMNS: Vibro Compaction Mechanism, Dry Process, Wet Process, Vibroflotation, Vibrocat, Stone Columns, Design Guidelines, Case Histories.
  7. JET GROUTING: Various Grouting Techniques, Equipment, Execution, Formation, Cement and Composition, Application of Jet Grouting.
 Course fee and Certificates:
  • Course fee is Rp. 3,250,000.-/participant or USD 380.-/participant
  • Inclusive of course materials, lunches and coffee breaks.
  • Refund policy: 40% of course fee + course material
  • Certificate (soft copy) of participation shall be awarded.
  • Participants to bring their own notebook, pen and calculator.
Venue and Time:
  • Venue: GREEN GARDEN – Jakarta Barat – Indonesia.
  • Course starts at 9 AM and finish at 5 PM with lunch and cofee in between.
 FIRST COME FIRST SERVE only 24 seats available!

A short course on Slope Stability, Deep Excavation and Dewatering

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Past Courses

Date:  26-27-28 Maret 2012

Place: GREEN GARDEN  – Jakarta Barat – Indonesia.


Infrastructure and building constructions often require deep excavation, carried out by open cut system or supported by earth retaining system. During the execution of those jobs, one often seen failure of the slopes, excessive movement or even failures of deep excavation supported by improper design of earth retaning structures. Damage of existing structures and facilities induced by excessive ground settlement due to dewatering process is also often seen. The course will present examples on those geotechnical failures, discusses the causes of the failures, teaches the design principles so as to minimize or to prevent future failures. The course is designed to increase the knowledge and skill of practicing engineers / consultant / contractors / academician / students involved in geotechnical works in accessing the slope stability problem, design and execute a technically sound and economically justifiable deep excavation and dewatering system. The participants shall have chances learn how to model a proper slope stability analysis, dewatering system and deep excavation problems by using GEO5 and Plaxis softwares. Case study on improper modeling and monitoring of deep excavation system that cause failure of a big MRT project shall be presented and discussed.

Geotechnical & Motiviational Course

  • Soil Mechanis
  • Soil Investigation
  • Foundation Engineering
  • PIT, PDA, Sonic Logging
  • Slope Stabilization
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation
  • Deep Excavation
  • Ground Improvement
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation
  • Earthquake
  • Liquefaction Analysis
  • Application of Geotechnical Software
  • Other Geotechnical Course

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Motivational Course

  • Cultivating Engineering Judgment
  • The Problem of Engineer
  • How I Present Myself
  • Light Up
  • Toward Successful Engineering Career
  • Pressure lead to Success
  • The Up and Down of My Life
  • Theory of Emptiness
  • Turning Thought into Reality
  • Young Engineer