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- Dynamic analysis of free-falling penetrometers in soil deposits
Carter, J. P.;
Airey, D. W.;
Chow, S. H.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, School of Engineering
- The simulation of free falling objects penetrating seabed soil deposits is one of the most sophisticated and challenging problems encountered in numerical modelling when using the Finite Element Method. This paper describes a robust numerical method for dealing with such complex and difficult problems. The approach is based on the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) method of analysis, whose main features and challenges are described briefly in the paper. Application of this method to the simulation of dynamic penetration of instruments into undrained layers of uniform soil is discussed in some detail and comparisons with experimental observations are made.
- GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling & Design. Proceedings of GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling, and Design (West Palm Beach, FL 20-24 February, 2010) p. 53-68
- Publisher Link
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Resource Type
- conference paper