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2013 Bending Moment Calculations for Piles Based on the Finite Element Method
Yu-xin Jie, Hui-na Yuan, Hou-de Zhou, Yu-zhen Yu
J. Appl. Math. 2013(SI13): 1-19 (2013). DOI: 10.1155/2013/784583


Using the finite element analysis program ABAQUS, a series of calculations on a cantilever beam, pile, and sheet pile wall were made to investigate the bending moment computational methods. The analyses demonstrated that the shear locking is not significant for the passive pile embedded in soil. Therefore, higher-order elements are not always necessary in the computation. The number of grids across the pile section is important for bending moment calculated with stress and less significant for that calculated with displacement. Although computing bending moment with displacement requires fewer grid numbers across the pile section, it sometimes results in variation of the results. For displacement calculation, a pile row can be suitably represented by an equivalent sheet pile wall, whereas the resulting bending moments may be different. Calculated results of bending moment may differ greatly with different grid partitions and computational methods. Therefore, a comparison of results is necessary when performing the analysis.


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Yu-xin Jie. Hui-na Yuan. Hou-de Zhou. Yu-zhen Yu. "Bending Moment Calculations for Piles Based on the Finite Element Method." J. Appl. Math. 2013 (SI13) 1 - 19, 2013.


Published: 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 14 March 2014

zbMATH: 1271.74412
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2013/784583

Rights: Copyright © 2013 Hindawi


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