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Finite Element Solutions for Geotechnical Engineering
Geometrical Modeling in
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Objectives

Element definition
Geometry Commands
Meshing Commands

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Surface and Solid
Remove
Divide Transform
Point Tools
Boolean Protude Sub Shape
and Curve

Views

Selection
Filter

Work
Tree

Output Window

Properties Units
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drawing methods (button)

selected

wait for
selection

value input

coordinate/value input
preview

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select/unselect

selection method

selection filter

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Dividing Tools
A Selected Surface divides the selected solids.
Selected Tool Surface
Select a Tool Surface (Datum Plane, Shell, Face), which will divide the solids. If the Tool
Surface consists of multiple Faces, user must combine them together and select here as
a single Shell.3-Pt Plane
3-Pt Plane defines an infinite plane, which will divide the selected solids. The
coordinates of the 3 points may be specified using Snap.
Divide Touching Faces of Neighbors
When a number of solids exist in a compound and only selective solids need to be
divided, the neighboring solids to the selected solids will be divided at the
corresponding face as well. This is intended to ensure the connectivity of mesh at
thecorresponding faces.
Delete Original Shape(s)
This option deletes Source Shape leaving the shapes subsequent to a division operation.
Delete Tool Shape(s)
This option deletes Tool Surface leaving the shapes subsequent to a division operation.

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Select Master Object


Select an object Solid. Here, the Selection Filter is fixed to
Shape, and only Solid can be selected.
Select Tool Object
Select a solid, which will become embedded into the object
solid. Here, the Selection Filter is fixed to Shape, and only
Solid can be selected.
Delete Original Shape(s)
Delete the Original Shapes of Master Object and leave only
the shape subsequent to an Embed operation.

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4 Geometry > Divide > Solid 3. Delete the top half of the box by selecting
on the screen and pressing DELETE
Divide the solid

1. Select box as target solid


2. Select grid face as tool surface

5 Create 2 solids from existing profiles


Selection filter FACE
Geometry > Protrude > Extrude
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8 Extrude a new edge to further shape of the tunnel exit

Geometry > Protrude > Extrude


(Profile: 3 top Edges of Left Bottom)
Filter: EDGE

9 Solid divided in 2 halves Geometry > Divide > Solid

Top and bottom halves


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11 Extrude the 2D tunnel profiles to create the tunnel tubes

Geometry > Protrude > Extrude


Target Objects: 4 tunnel
(Profile: 4 tunnel surfaces)
surfaces from works tree
Filter: FACE

Y - Axis

12 Divide the 2 exits and ground by the 4 tunnel


tubes
Geometry > Divide > Solid
(Target Solids: 1 ground, 2 Exits)
Tools: 42 tunnel tubes surfaces
Select the 4 tunnel solid extrusions to get all
the 42 surfaces
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14 Move work plane to create 2D rectangle

Geometry > Move Work Plane > Three


Point Reference
Point 1
- Select 3 corner points on the back face of
the ground

Point 3
Point 2
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15 Geometry > Point & Curve > Rectangle

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Y - Axis

Method: Copy
Distance: -10
Times: 5
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17 Geometry > Divide > Solid

Target Solids : 4 tunnel tube solids


Tools: 6 rectangle surfaces
Divide touching faces: ground
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18 Tools > Geometry > Random Color

19 Mesh > Size Control > Edge > Interval Length

Mesh > Size Control > Edge > Linear Grading


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20 Mesh > Material > Create > Isotropic

Material 1: Concrete
-Model Type : Elastic
Material 2: Ground
-Model Type : Mohr - Coulomb
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21 Mesh > Property > Create > 3D

Name: Concrete
-Material : Concrete
Name: Ground
-Material : Ground
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22 Mesh > Generate > 3D > Auto-Solid


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Mesh > Element > Parameters > 3D

Change the material property for the 2 exit structures


- Select both mesh sets from the works tree
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24 Works Tree > Model > Properties

Change the name of the mesh sets for the 2 exits and the ground.

Double click on mesh set and in property window assign names


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25 Static / Slope Analysis > Load > Self Weight

Define Gravity in the Negative Z direction


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26 Static / Slope Analysis > Boundary > Constraint > Auto

Apply Auto boundary conditions


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27 Analysis > Analysis Case > General

Name: Linear Static


Solution Type : Linear Static
- Press >> to activate all sets
- Click Apply
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28 Analysis > Analysis Case > General

Name: Linear Static After Excavation


Solution Type : Linear Static
- Drag and drop the mesh sets to only have the ground and tunnel exits active

Press Output Control


-Activate Strain Results
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29 Analysis > Analysis > Perform

Select both Cases and click OK


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30 Works Tree > Results

Click on Linear Static > Displacements > TX Translation


- This activates movements in the X direction
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31 Works Tree > Results

Click on Linear Static > Solid Stresses> S Principal A


-This activates the major principal stresses
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32 Works Tree > Results

Click on Linear Static After Excavation > Solid Strains > E Max Shear
-This activates the maximum shear strains
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