Numerical Analyses of the Behaviour of a Sheet Pile Wall

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Erik Gammeljord
  • Mathias Sundahl Grønholdt
4. term, Structural and Civil Engineering, Master (Master Programme)
This thesis deals with detailed numerical analyses
of the behaviour of a sheet pile wall. The project
contains three main parts, each investigating a
subject of a sheet pile wall.

The first part concerns the design of a retaining
wall, as multiple theories applicable to the design
of the wall exist. A handful of analytical methods
are chosen and compared to a numerical approach.

The second part investigates the load transferal
between the anchor and the sheet pile considering
the ULS case. The design of the load bearing plate
and the dimensions of the sheet pile wall are
analysed. Furthermore, focus will be on the
optimisation process of the numerical analyses in
order to reduce computational time.

The last part deals with deformations of a sheet pile
wall. A study of the geotechnical parameters is
performed to investigate the influence of the
parameters on the deformations of the wall.
Additionally, a field example is compared to an
optimised numerical model focusing on fitting the
model to make a proper approximation of the
behaviour of the wall.
Publication date8 Jun 2017
Number of pages101
ID: 259317118