OptumG2 is a comprehensive finite element program for geotechnical stability and deformation analysis

Optum’s modern graphical user interface ensures an intuitive and efficient workflow. The computational core builds on state-of-the-art numerical algorithms that lead to an unprecedented efficiency and robustness – independent of the complexity of the model.

Compute upper and lower bounds on bearing capacities or safety factors to obtain a rigorous and accurate estimate of the exact solution.
 The OptumG2 graphical user interface is based on modern concepts of human-computer interaction ensuring an efficient and intuitive workflow.
 OptumG2 contains both simple and advanced constitutive models for soil and rock including Mohr-Coulomb, Hoek-Brown, Modified Cam Clay, and EMC.


Slope stability analysis using OptumG2


Interesting features about OptumG2


Limit Analysis

Limit analysis provides an efficient means of assessing the bearing capacity of geostructures directly without the need for exhaustive load-displacement analysis.


Mesh Adaptivity

All analyses come with the option of using automatic adaptive mesh refinement. This allows for a high degree of accuracy at a moderate computational effort.


Strength Reduction

Strength reduction analysis involves a reduction of the material parameters until failure occurs. The resulting reduction factor may be interpreted as the factor of safety.


Initial Stress Analysis

Geostatic stresses are determined in an efficient and rigorous manner using this analysis which is unique to OptumG2.


Staged Construction

Staged construction comes with a high degree of flexibility and any changes to material, geometry, etc, between stages are specified in an ad hoc manner.


Elastoplastic Analysis

Elastoplastic analysis can be carried out in an efficient and robust manner using the dedicated algorithms implemented in OptumG2.


Design Approaches

OptumG2 includes user-friendly functionality for automatic application of partial factors according to the various Design Approaches of Eurocode 7.


Accurate Soil and Rock Models

OptumG2 comes with both simple and advanced constitutive models for soil and rock including Mohr-Coulomb, Hoek-Brown, Modified Cam Clay, and EMC.



Bearing capacity of shallow foundations using OptumG2



OptumG3 is packed with all the great features you know from OptumG2, but now in 3D – making your design-work easier than ever.

OptumG3 is the first ever commercial 3D geotechnical Finite Element Limit Analysis program.  The program comes as a full packages including solid modelling, automatic adaptive re-meshing and unseen speed and robustness. For the first time ever geotechnical engineers can fast and safely calculate bearing capacities for 3D structures. With a unique and patent pending finite element technology user’s will be able to calculate bearing capacities in few minutes on a standard laptop PC. 


OptumG3 is packed full of features! Here you see few of them:

  • Efficient and robust algorithms
  • Command line version
  • Cad import & export
  • Adaptive mesh refinement
  • Upper and Lower bounds


Introduction to OptumG3:




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Optum software is easy to learn – even by people with little or none Finite Element experience

Optum can save you and your company hours of work – keep focus on design not numerics

Optum solves your problem fast and reliable – for any geometry regardless of complexity.