Comparison and results of sheet pile interlock analysis

dc.contributor.authorHuang, Ching-Yangen
dc.contributor.committeechairBarker, Richard M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHolzer, Siegfried M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberPlaut, Raymond H.en
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:47:33Zen
dc.date.adate2010-10-13en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:47:33Zen
dc.date.issued1988-02-05en
dc.date.rdate2010-10-13en
dc.date.sdate2010-10-13en
dc.description.abstractA finite element program for analyzing the nonlinear behavior of moving contact problems has been developed and used for the analysis of a single sheet pile interlock (Chan and Barker (1985), Wu and Barker (1986). In this study, the program is modified to simulate a sheet pile pull-out test with a new finite element mesh. The improved mesh contains a full-length sheet pile with both of its interlocks connected to two half-length sheet piles. The results are presented and compared with the results of the pull-out tests which were conducted by O'Neil and McDonald at WES (1985). The comparison is not completely satisfactory because the initial slack between interlocks is not modeled. Nonetheless, the general behavior of sheet piles under tensile load is correctly predicted by the finite element program. For easier interpretation of the output from the finite element analysis, the computer graphics software AutoCAD (Auto desk, 1986) is adopted to serve as a postprocessor. Several features of AutoCAD such as overlaying, zooming, and macro instructions are utilized to serve this purpose. Some intermediate programs are also developed for the communication between the finite element program and AutoCAD.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentix, 117 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-10132010-020103en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-10132010-020103/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45160en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1988.H936.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 18115861en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1988.H936en
dc.subject.lcshCofferdamsen
dc.titleComparison and results of sheet pile interlock analysisen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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