Version 3.90.0 (Released at 09/04/2023)
- 4-node quadrilateral element is implemented.
- Gmsh, an open source mesh generator library, will be used to generate triangular and quadrilateral meshes.
- 6-node triangular element is temporarely removed.
- The discretization and mesh generation actions have been modified.

Version 2.0.12 (Released at 08/19/2023)
- Bug in Mainwindow GUI is fixed.

Laterally loaded pile with free length(Read 384 times)
Laterally loaded pile with free length on: May 04, 2023, 08:26:39 am
I have been trying to model lateral loading of a pile. I can build everything, very similar to the excavation tutorial. Soil layers, crack line, boundary conditions, pile with interface on both sides are no problem and I can laterally load the pile at the soil surface. The actual pile has a free length of 1m where the load is applied. I extend the pile using
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structure("drawbeam","beamid",1,"fromstrucnode",33,"topoint",15,1,"segnum",1)I then apply a load at the top of the pile(beam) 100kn x-dir.
However, the beam deflections look vertical and are totally wrong (see drawing). Somehow the post process  does not like it. The soil query looks pretty good if I run a query line in the soil next to the pile.

Re: Laterally loaded pile with free length Reply #1 on: May 04, 2023, 09:04:18 am

"disp" command displays the total displacement vector for beam elements (horizontal and vertical combined). So possibly pile vertical displacement is a lot greater than horizontal as a result the overall displacement vector is pointing more toward dominant direction (vertical in this case).