The Implementation of Boundary Element Codes in Geotechnical Engineering
The application of simple boundary element techniques in the field of geotechnical engineering is discussed. Particular emphasis is placed upon the coupling of standard finite elements to soil boundary elements in order to solve soil-structure interaction problems. Two computer programs which incorporate these techniques in the areas of foundation and pile/wall analysis and design are briefly described. In addition the use of these programs is demonstrated with respect to several case histories in which the agreement between predicted and observed behaviour is most encouraging.
KeywordsBoundary Element Boundary Element Method Pile Group Geotechnical Engineering Soil Reaction
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