Fundamentals of FEM for Geotechnical Engineering – Course


Dear GeoSS members,


You are cordially invited to attend the Course on “Fundamentals of FEM for Geotechnical Engineering” on 6 April 2018 at Carlton Hotel organised by GeoSoft. This course is supported by the Geotechnical Society of Singapore.


This course introduces finite element method (FEM) for the analysis of geotechnical problems. It aims to bridge the gap between practice and theory of finite element method. Steady-state condition is considered. Element properties, convergence requirements and modelling errors are discussed. FEM and solution procedures for linear and nonlinear analyses are presented. The basic linear theory behind the FEM combined with numerical calculations leads to the key variables such as displacements, strains and stresses in various structures and the soil medium. By emphasizing on modelling technique, and by illustration with case studies, the objective is to provide the concepts and techniques of applying FEM to solve practical problems. Limitations and pitfalls of FEM will be elaborated. This course is designed for engineering managers and engineers who would be using the FEM for design  analysis, design validation, strength and integrity assessment.


Date: 6 April 2018

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: Carlton Hotel Singapore

Registration Fees (inclusive of GST)

Public: S$500

GeoSS Members: S$450


PDU: 6 points


For more information, please refer to the attached flyer.


To register for the course, please visit the website:


For enquiries on the course, please contact Mr Eng Chong Yan, Manager (Sales & Marketing) @ Geosoft, Tel: 6206 7840 or Email: /

From date: 06/04/2018

To date: 06/04/2018

Organized by: Geosoft & GeoSS

Event Flyer: Click to download