Direct use of CPT data for numerical analysis of VHM loading of shallow foundations

J. A. Schneider, J. P. Doherty, M. F. Randolph, K. Krabbenhøft

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Abstract

CPT data are often used directly for geotechnical analyses, such as for pile capacity. Advances in automated mesh generating strategies now allow for direct use of CPT data within finite element analyses. This paper presents the results of finite element analyses of shallow foundations with widths varying between 0.5 m and 30 m resting on an offshore soft clay having strength linearly increasing with depth below a crust. Results based on a soil profile using CPT data directly input into the finite element soil model at depth increments of 25 mm are compared with results based on a soil profile with strength linearly increasing with depth below a crust with constant strength. The effects of mesh density and use of remeshing strategies on model run time and results are discussed. Results indicate that numerical analyses based on direct incorporation of a CPT profile may allow for identification of failure surfaces that result in lower optimized capacities than those that try to fit strength using simpler soil profiles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCone Penetration Testing 2018 - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, CPT 2018
EditorsMichael A. Hicks, Federico Pisano, Joek Peuchen
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Chapter79
Pages563-569
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781138584495
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, CPT 2018 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 21 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, CPT 2018
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period21/06/1822/06/18

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    Schneider, J. A., Doherty, J. P., Randolph, M. F., & Krabbenhøft, K. (2018). Direct use of CPT data for numerical analysis of VHM loading of shallow foundations. In M. A. Hicks, F. Pisano, & J. Peuchen (Eds.), Cone Penetration Testing 2018 - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, CPT 2018 (pp. 563-569). CRC Press/Balkema.