Implementation of Interface Friction Finite Elements

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Stanislav Krejci
  • Eira Lillestøl
4. term, Structural and Civil Engineering, Master (Master Programme)
This thesis deals with a contact problems between dissimilar materials in geotechnics, specifically the interface between footing and soil. There are two groups of interface elements studied, the zerothickness and thin-layer. Additionally there is analyzed the Augmented lagrange approach which is a part of the broader family of multi-freedom constraint solutions. The analysis is performed in commercial softwares such as MATLAB, Optum G2 and PLAXIS 2D. Furthermore the load bearing capacity is analyzed. The results are validated using the Chris Martin solution.
Publication dateJun 2018
Number of pages106
ID: 280549759