Tunnel Design

Our software for tunneling is a very powerful and effective finite element analysis package to perform a 2D and 3D Tunnel analysis based on the solvers TALPA and ASE. In addition to the deformation and stability analysis in Tunnel projects SOFiSTiK offers as one of the few solution on the market extensive design capabilities for many international codes.


Feature list: SOFiSTiK Material and Soil models

  • Orthotropic material

  • General elastoplastic models with associative/ non-associative flow & various failure conditions

  • Oriented shear planes for jointed materials

  • Swelling soil / squeezing rock

  • Hypoplastic material model 

  • Interface for user supplied material models



WinTUBE-3D is a professional and interactive CAD preprocessor especially designed for tunnel- and geotechnical systems. WinTUBE-3D is being used as a very powerful tool for the system, mesh and load generation, as well as for the management of construction stages. WinTUBE is compatible with the SOFiSTiK ASE and TALPA solvers. For further post-processing you can be used Animator, WinGRAF and URSULA.


Feature list: WinTUBE-3D

  • CAD-based functionality
  • On/off visibility settings
  • User defined views/Intelligent object selection
  • DXF-Import, SOFiSTiK CDB Import
  • Wizard for Tunnel cross-sections, intersection ...