To be quite honest, I can't see how we did geotechnical engineering before we had the software. It has really allowed us to take the guesswork out of engineering non-standard designs.
Geotechnical Engineer, Subsea 7, Norway
I think the technology utilized by LimitState:GEO represents a significant development in the field - and the resulting software is a great tool for geotechnical engineers. At Fugro Engineers SA, we have recently been using LimitState:GEO to analyse punch-through failure of foundations on sand over clay under combined (V, H, M) loading, a case for which we found FE analysis can lead to some uncertainty.
In summary I think LimitState:GEO is an excellent product and a very useful addition to the armoury of geotechnical engineers wishing to analyze the collapse limit state.
Fugro Engineers SA, Belgium
Bloxam Burnett & Olliver
It has been very useful in several short-notice critical applications.
Structural Engineering Manager, Bloxam Burnett & Olliver, New Zealand
LimitState:GEO is an invaluable tool for geotechnical engineers and researchers. The user-friendly interface allows technically complex models to be created and developed with ease. A typical analysis of the collapse mechanism only takes 10 – 30 seconds. The graphical results act as a powerful communication tool.
The insight that LimitState:GEO gave into the mechanics of failure allowed us to efficiently tailor engineering solutions for a wide variety of problems. The online validation resource gave confidence, and also inspiration for novel applications of the software. The software can be easily setup for specific design codes, and I found its implementation of Eurocode 7 to be well thought out.
Advanced Geomechanics (formerly of Buro Happold), Australia
Janneke Van Berlo
We found LimitState:GEO’s interface well thought through and user-friendly - it helped us getting to grips with the software quickly. Whenever we struggled with some of the new concepts and approaches in LimitState:GEO, the developers’ team was always quick to help and their feedback was thorough.
Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates Ltd, UK