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Hi colleagues:

I am not a plaxis user, neither I have experience with the use of finite element methods (FEM) in geotechnical engineering, although I am a geotechnical consultant.  However, I am very interested in getting into it.  Could someone refer me how to start, which book, course or something to start with.  If self learning or distance learning available would be the best.

Also, since I have been in some conferences the last few years, I have been exposed to plaxis literature, which seems to dominate the FEM in geotechnical markets.  For those of you that are looking for the Plaxis software, here is where to get it from:

Plaxis B.V.
PO Box 572
2600 AN Delft
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)15 2600 450
Fax: +31 (0)15 2600 451
E-mail: info@plaxis.com
website: http://www.plaxis.com

In the US this is the Sales Agent:

GEOCOMP Corporation
1145 Massachusetts Ave.
Boxborough, MA 01719
Tel: 978-635-0012
Fax: 978-635-0266

Hope this helps... but dont forget to help me too!!!

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