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3D Boundary Element Discretizations For Linear Elastic Analysis Of Flexible And Rigid Piles

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BT930201

Volume

3

Pages

11

Published

1993

Size

701 kb

Author(s)

P. Parreira & P. Varatojo

Abstract

3D boundary element discretizations for linear elastic analysis of flexible and rigid piles P. Parreira," P. Varatojo* " Department of Civil Engineering, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1096 Lisboa, Portugal * Secgdo Autonoma de Geotecnia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Quinta da Torre, 2825 Monte de Caparica, Portugal SUMMARY A 3D boundary element formulation for the numerical linear elastic analysis of interaction between piles and the foundation soil, when subjected to lateral and/or vertical loads, is developed. The classic boundary element subregions approach is used in the analysis of flexible piles. To study the behaviour of rigid piles, a rigid subregion formulation is proposed. An infinite boundary element was implemented to represent layered domains by subregions. The results are presented and compared with others published in the literature. INTRODUCTION The Boundary Element Method has proved very efficient in the modelling of soil found

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