Flexible and Smooth Strip Footing on a Stratum of Clay

Application ID: 2203

A common verification problem for geotechnical problems is a shallow stratum layer of clay. In this example a vertical load is applied on the clay strata and the static response and the collapse load are studied. The clay is modeled as an elastic-perfectly plastic material and the Drucker–Prager and Mohr–Coulomb yield conditions under plane strain conditions are compared.

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