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Analysis of Anchored Sheet Pile Wall Using Finite Element Method

Satendra Kumar, Vinay Bhushan Chauhan


A numerical parametric study using the finite element program of OPTUM G2 was performed on single, double, and triple anchored sheet piles systems retaining sandy soil. The present paper evaluates the variation of maximum shear force distribution, bending moment distribution, and displacement of soil and sheet pile wall concerning different depths of excavation, embedded depth of sheet pile wall, and position of anchor in retention system. Flexible plate elements, Mohr-coulomb sand is considered for modeling of sheet pile wall and soil respectively. The maximum displacement of soil and sheet pile wall for various models are calculated by considering 6-node gauss elements and by using elastoplastic analysis. This method governs the stability of structures in terms of settlement criteria. This analysis also shows the possible potential failure of shear dissipation at different conditions in soil structure.


Keywords: Finite element method, Sheet pile, Anchor, Elastoplastic analysis, Bending moment, Shear force, Optum G2.

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