PLAXIS Monopile Designer

Special Price USD $10,770.00
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Monopile design software

  • Design offshore monopile foundations cost-effectively
  • Transfer results of PISA to your design
  • Calibrate soil reaction curves

About this software subscription:
This Virtuoso Subscription includes a 12-month practitioner license of this software, that comes with Keys (credits) to unlock training and services.

Seequent is the subsurface software company within Bentley Systems. Together, we’re helping build a more resilient future by connecting the built world above ground with the hidden world below it. It’s easy to purchase a Virtuoso Subscription, through Virtuosity, Bentley’s eStore, and still get the expert technical support from Seequent’s subsurface experts.

Reduce costs of onshore and offshore wind farms

PLAXIS Monopile Designer offers an enhanced design method that dramatically reduces the amount of steel needed for monopile foundations, lowering the overall costs of wind farms. It allows the transfer of results of the PISA Joint Industry Research Project into daily engineering practices.

Reducing costs gives you an edge in the highly competitive offshore wind industry. PLAXIS Monopile Designer enables less conservative dimensioning of each monopile in a wind farm, while less steel translates into lower fabrication, transportation, and installation costs.

Reduce the length of piles

PLAXIS Monopile Designer allows you to analyze the ability of monopile foundations to resist lateral loads on the basis of a 1D Timoshenko beam finite element model. This enhanced design method provides accuracy – including large diameter monopiles and realistic soil reaction curves – while retaining many of the assumptions of the more conventional p-y approach. Research shows that this can potentially decrease the embedded length of piles by as much as 35%.



  • Seamless integration with PLAXIS 3D
  • Nonlinear soil reaction curves for lateral loading, rotation, base shear, and base rotation (PISA) or lateral loading only (API)

Automatically calibrate soil reaction curves

Although you can use PLAXIS Monopile Designer as a stand-alone application and supply your own soil reaction curves, pairing it with PLAXIS 3D will automate these calculations. PLAXIS 3D calibrates curves numerically, based on the design space and specific properties of the site, whether offshore or onshore.

  • Automatic calibration and optimization of numerical soil reaction curves (PLAXIS 3D)
  • Robust 1D kernel with highly efficient calculation times
  • Realistic assessment of displacements and structural forces
  • Visualization and export of numerical (PLAXIS 3D) and parametric soil reaction curves
Seamlessly integrate with the PLAXIS environment

Using PLAXIS Monopile Designer in conjunction with PLAXIS 3D is simple and provides a robust and proven solution for offshore wind sites, whether bottom-fixed or floating. PLAXIS 3D provides a broad range of capabilities, multicore calculations, and 64-bit architecture. With add-on modules 3D PlaxFlow and 3D Dynamics, you can tackle the largest and most complex geotechnical models, including jackets, tripods, and suction anchors.

More Capabilities
  • Timoshenko beam theory ensures accurate results even for large diameter monopiles
  • Optimized design method for monopile foundations


Operating System

Windows 10, Windows 11

Graphics Card

Required: GPU with 256 MB OpenGL 1.3

Recommended: Avoid simple onboard graphics chips in favor of a discrete GPU from the nVidia GeForce or Quadro range with at least 128-bit bus and 1 GB of RAM, or equivalent solution from ATI/AMD


Required: Dual Core CPU
Recommended: Quad Core CPU


Recommended: minimum 8 GB
Large projects may require more.

Hard Disk

Minimum 2 GB free space on the partition where the WindowsTEMP directory resides, and 2 GB free space on the partition where projects are saved. Large projects may require significantly more space on both partitions. For best performance, ensure that the TEMP directory and the project directory reside on the same partition.


Required: 1024 x 768 pixels, 32-bit color palette
Recommended: 1920 x 1080 pixels,32-bit color palette


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