I think the soil model is going to be you limitation depending on the
material and load range.
From: Mark D. Baker <shake4bake(--nospam--at)earthlink.net>
To: seaoc <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Thursday, May 13, 1999 1:08 PM
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?