Question: modelling of pile foundations

October 26 2012 cesar torres 35
Maple MapleSim
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I am writing to request some general opinion/support. I’m new to Maple and I’m interested in analysing a pile foundation (long steel pipe driven into the ground). The pile is normally modelled as a series of masses interconnected by straight elements and the soil surrounding the pile is modelled as a series of non-linear springs acting on each of the masses.

I would like to know if this is something that can be done in Maple or if MapleSim is needed.

Thanks!

Cesar

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