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Large deformation finite element analysis of undrained pile installation

Jakub Konkol
  • Department of Geotechnics, Geology and Marine Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT), Gdańsk, Poland
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Published Online: 2016-04-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sgem-2016-0005

Abstract

In this paper, a numerical undrained analysis of pile jacking into the subsoil using Abaqus software suit has been presented. Two different approaches, including traditional Finite Element Method (FEM) and Arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian (ALE) formulation, were tested. In the first method, the soil was modelled as a two-phase medium and effective stress analysis was performed. In the second one (ALE), a single-phase medium was assumed and total stress analysis was carried out. The fitting between effective stress parameters and total stress parameters has been presented and both solutions have been compared. The results, discussion and verification of numerical analyzes have been introduced. Possible applications and limitations of large deformation modelling techniques have been explained.

Keywords: Abaqus; Arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian; ALE; FEM; Pile jacking; Pile installation; Undrained analysis

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Published Online: 2016-04-18

Published in Print: 2016-03-01


Citation Information: Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica, ISSN (Online) 2083-831X, ISSN (Print) 0137-6365, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sgem-2016-0005.

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