Simulation of Excavation Using Finite Elements

by Vallampadugai S. Chandrasekaran, Res. Student; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K.,
George J. W. King, Sr. Lect.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 9, Pg. 1086-1089


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: In this article, a simple procedure for simulating excavations in soil media is presented. This method is more reliable than those previously used and allows nonlinear analysis, in which the simulation of excavation history is essential, to be performed with confidence.

Subject Headings: Excavation | Nonlinear analysis | History | Finite element method

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