Soil Pressure of Members with Elastic Foundation

Tips & Tricks

If a model should contain members with elastic foundation, the contact forces and moments are displayed in numerical form in result windows. The graphical display of results is specified by the ‘Members’ entry in the Results navigator.

The contact forces effective in the direction of the local member axes x, y and z are displayed with respect to the standard length. You can specify the position of local axes in the Display navigator by selecting the member axis systems x,y,z under ‘Model’ → ‘Members’.

In order to determine the soil pressure from the table values, the results are to be divided by the respective cross‑section widths.


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