Flexible and Smooth Strip Footing on a Stratum of Clay

Application ID: 2203

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 is used. The response is studied using an associated as well as a non-associated flow rule.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: