Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISSN: 2165-784X

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Numerical simulation for soil-superstructure interactive system


Ghulam A Hussaini *,Nathan Vogelsang

Geotechnical performances of soil superstructure systems are strongly dependent on the properties of the soil, and prediction of the performance of these systems in real conditions requires accurate modelling of soil parameter. It is vital to determine the risk of damage to structures, due to soil displacement by differing some of the soil parameters. The core objective of this project is to study the response of a soil-structure subjected to uniform loading. From this, the soil- structure stiffness can be easily obtained. For the basis of the analysis, the soil has been assumed first elastic with individual random variables such as Young’s modulus and Poisson’s ratio simultaneously. After the elastic displacement, known the plastic analysis conducted. For the analysis of this project, finite element models are developed in ABAQUS to simulate vertical uniform load of 3 kilo-Pascal (kPa) for elastic and 100 kPa for plastic deformation. Results from the analysis discussed and comparison between the experimental values and theoretical values examined. The difference between elastic and plastic analysis checked against the displacement. The parametric study has indicated that the E- modulus of the soil and structure load have larger impact on the soil-structure response. Due to various variables of certain soil parameters, the selection of specific soil with few important variables were the centre of this study, to achieve more realistic results.©


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