Unformatted text preview: (In your calculations, you may ignore the fact that soil profile is finite as long as you identify and discuss its effect). 2. Complete tutorial lesson 2 for the finite element analysis program PLAXIS, and do the following: A. Submit plots showing: a. The deformed mesh and geometry from the output file. b. A plot of total incremental displacements. c. The bending moment along the diaphragm wall B. Explain the meaning/importance of the total incremental displacement plot. C. Explain the role/function of the strength reduction/interface parameter, R inter . D. Explain why this problem/analysis would be deficient in describing an excavation in which the excavation was kept empty of water in the long term. E. The strength/force of the strut/anchor was specified in the model as being 1e15 kN. If the struts are spaced at 5 m along the length of the excavation, what is the nominal capacity of a single strut?...
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 Fall '10
 TravisGerber
 Finite Element Method, Finite Element Analysis, Torsion, Physical quantities, Equals sign

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