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I haven't used Risa 3d, but piles can be modeled using horiz springs spaced
at say 1ft vertically with the spring stiff based on the the soil mod the
geotech gives you (or should give you).

Lanny J. Flynn, P.E., S.E.
Regional Engineer
AISC Marketing, Inc.
email: flynn(--nospam--at)aiscmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark D. Baker <shake4bake(--nospam--at)earthlink.net>
To: seaoc <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Thursday, May 13, 1999 11:10 AM
Subject: fem & caissons


>Has anyone had success trying to model an embedded pile subject to
>lateral loads with Risa3d ? I know vertical load can be assessed for a
>spread footing modelling plate/shell elements but I'd like to try it
>with a round drilled, cast-in-place pile. Any body had success or
>failure with this they would like to share?
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>Regards,
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>Mark
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