Flexible and Smooth Strip Footing on Stratum of Clay
Application ID: 2203
A common verification model for geotechnical problems is of a shallow stratum layer of clay.
In this model, a vertical load is applied to the clay strata top surface and the static response and collapse load are studied.
The clay is modeled as an elastic-perfectly plastic material and the Mohr-Coulomb yield condition under plane strain conditions is used. The response is studied using an associated as well as a non-associated flow rule.
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however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Geomechanics Module and
- either the MEMS Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
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