04-13-2010, 12:57 PM

Hello,

Is there anyone here who is familiar with FLAC3D?

I'm trying to model a pile (anchor) under a vertical pull out load using this software. Basically, I modified the example 8.1 "Axial & Lateral Loading of a Concrete Pile" from FLAC3D manual. I modified the direction of applied velocity to get the pull out mechanism.

Somehow I can't make the soil attached to the pile tip (i.e: can't have pile point resistance), thus I get lower pull out capacity when compared to hand calculation.

Can anyone please help me? Any comments, hints, suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

NB: I'm not sure if I should put the project file that I've written here, but I can put it if it's necessary.

Is there anyone here who is familiar with FLAC3D?

I'm trying to model a pile (anchor) under a vertical pull out load using this software. Basically, I modified the example 8.1 "Axial & Lateral Loading of a Concrete Pile" from FLAC3D manual. I modified the direction of applied velocity to get the pull out mechanism.

Somehow I can't make the soil attached to the pile tip (i.e: can't have pile point resistance), thus I get lower pull out capacity when compared to hand calculation.

Can anyone please help me? Any comments, hints, suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

NB: I'm not sure if I should put the project file that I've written here, but I can put it if it's necessary.