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Mark,

BTW, the web site for LPILE and Ensoft is www.ensoftinc.com.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark D. Baker <shake4bake(--nospam--at)earthlink.net>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Monday, May 17, 1999 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: fem & caissons


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>Gary Chock, S. E. wrote:
>
>> I believe that both of you may be somewhat off-track insofar as the
>> modeling for this type of analysis.  Laterally loaded piles and caissons
>> behave in a nonlinear response....
>
>I had been soaking up the responses to this post while trying to model the
>conditions in RISA3D. I believe the response above, (echoed by several
others)
>to be most relevant. We have downloaded the Florida pile program and are in
the
>process of sorting through the analysis.
>
>I could not get past seeing  the pile as a pipe when using plate/shell
modelling
>and consequently abandonded it. We are going to continue the Risa model,
pile
>modelled as a solid with appropriate section properties and  compression
only
>springs at one foot intervals simply for the purpose of comparing to the
Florida
>program. No, we don't really have time for this but, inquisitive minds want
to
>know.
>
>Mark
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