APPLICATION OF THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD TO EARTH-STRUCTURE INTERACTION: STATE-OF-THE-ART

THE TYPES OF PROBLEMS WHICH FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF EARTH-STRUCTURE INTERACTION ARE VARIED, CONSISTING OF SIMPLE RETAINING WALLS, TEMPORARY EXCAVATION BRACING SYSTEMS, BULKHEADS, PARTIALLY BURIED CONTINUOUS WALL AND BASE SLAB STRUCTURES, CUT AND COVER TUNNELS, AND UNDERGROUND TUNNELS AND STRUCTURES. REFLECTING THE DIFFERENT NATURE OF THESE PROBLEMS IS THE VARIETY OF EMPIRICAL AND SEMI-EMPIRICAL METHODS EMPLOYED TO PREDICT THE EARTH LOADINGS AND DEFLECTIONS. IN THIS PAPER THE TECHNIQUES ARE DESCRIBED WHICH ALLOW THE CAPABILITIES OF THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD TO BE UTILIZED IN THE ANALYSIS OF EARTH-STRUCTURE INTERACTION. THE RESULT IS AN ANALYTICAL TOOL WHICH CAN REALISTICALLY SIMULATE ALMOST ANY CLASS OF EARTH- STRUCTURE INTERACTION PROBLEM. /DOT/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Duke University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • Clough, G W
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 26

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00238124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 25 1973 12:00AM