Use of the finite element method in modelling a static earth pressure problem

S. K. Bhatia, R. M. Bakeer

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Abstract

Results obtained with the finite element method are greatly affected by the overall dimensions of the mesh and the number and size of the elements used. Proper choice of the boundary conditions is also necessary to obtain an accurate estimate of the unknowns of the problem. This paper discusses some factors that influence the results of a finite element idealization of the problem of earth pressure behind a gravity wall with a dry, cohesionless backfill.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials

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