Journal article

Large deformation finite element analyses in geotechnical engineering

Dong Wang, Britta Bienen, Majid Nazem, Yinghui Tian, Jingbin Zheng, Tim Pucker, Mark F Randolph

Computers and Geotechnics | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015


Geotechnical applications often involve large displacements of structural elements, such as penetrometers or footings, in soil. Three numerical analysis approaches capable of accounting for large deformations are investigated here: the implicit remeshing and interpolation technique by small strain (RITSS), an efficient Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (EALE) implicit method and the Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian (CEL) approach available as part of commercial software. The theoretical basis and implementation of the methods are discussed before their relative performance is evaluated through four benchmark cases covering static, dynamic and coupled problems in geotechnical engineering. Available es..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work forms part of the activities of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering. This project has received additional support from the ARC programs (DP120102987, DP110101033). The second author is the recipient of an ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship (DP110101603). The authors are grateful for these supports.