Backanalysis of Sheetpile Wall Test Karlsruhe (1993) Applying Inverse Analysis

  • K. J. Bakker
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 397)


The Finite Element modelling of sheetpile walls has been evaluated in the light of the measurements of the 1993 sheet-pile wall in Karlsruhe. The method applied is a simplified version of the Maximum Likelihood approach, as used by Ledesma (1989), applying the Inverse analysis equations and FEM analysis subsequently. A reasonable fit for stresses and displacements was found, including the force deformation curve for the strut, which was not a part of the fit. The soil stiffness based on the laboratory test result seemed to have under estimated the in situ stiffness, as observed, largely.


Earth Pressure Triaxial Test Horizontal Stress Inverse Analysis Back Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. J. Bakker
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    • 2
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Public Works Department “Rijkswaterstaat”UtrechtThe Netherlands

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