Title

Numerical Analysis of Rigid Inclusion Behavior under Lateral Loads

Abstract

A numerical study using the finite element method was performed with the purpose of examining the lateral load response of rigid inclusion-supported footings. The lateral load behavior of rigid inclusion-supported footings is currently poorly understood. Uncertainty exists in regards to the performance of these systems under lateral loading. The results of the numerical study confirm earlier findings that show that the load transfer platform, a bridging granular mattress and one of the main components of a rigid inclusion-supported footing system, plays an important role in determining the capacity and response of such systems to lateral loading.

Meeting Name

Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 (2017: Mar. 12-15, Orlando, FL)

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Numerical Methods, Lateral Loading; Lateral Loads; Load Transfer Platforms; Rigid Inclusion, Finite Element Method

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0895-0563

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2017 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), All rights reserved.

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