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Why soil mechanics matters in FE – geotechnical analysis of a deep excavation

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Finite element modelling is currently used fairly routinely in geotechnical design, often based on relatively simple soil mechanics learnt at undergraduate level, or just beyond. The talk will recount a situation in which basic concepts interacted in an unexpected way, leading to misconceptions about commercially available FE programs. A key aspect, routinely overlooked, proved to be the dilational behaviour of the ground, and of the FE programs.

This talk is part of the Engineering Department Geotechnical Research Seminars series.

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