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Pile Spring Supports


Assign the springs for the soils adjacent to piles. Lateral springs for the soils adjacent to piles are modeled as symmetric nonlinear elastic springs ( ) and vertical springs for the soils adjacent to piles are modeled as linear elastic springs ( ). The stiffness of soil springs is automatically calculated and entered into Point Spring Supports. The entered data can be checked from Point Spring Supports Table.

From the Main Menu select Model > Boundaries > Pile Spring Supports. Select Geometry > Boundaries > Pile Spring Supports in the Menu tab of the Tree Menu.

New for V.7.6.1 Pile Spring Data Soil Type: Soil Types are classified into Sand / Soft Cray / Stiff Cray. Depending upon the selected Soil Type, stiffness calculation method will be different. Methods of calculating spring stiffness are explained at the bottom. Ground Level: Z coordinate of ground Pile Diameter(D) Unit Weight of Soil() Earth Pressure Coeff. at rest(K0): Coefficient of earth pressure at reat Coeff. of Subgrade Reaction(Kh): Modulus of subgrade reaction Internal Friction Angle (): Angle of internal friction of soil Initial Soil Modulus(k1): Constant determined according to the relative density. Determines the stiffness of nonlinear elastic lateral springs for the soils adjacent to piles. Refer to Computation of Points k and m shown below.

The Stiffness of Nonlinear Elastic (Lateral) Springs for the Soils adjacent to Piles

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