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Just trying to help the ballclub, folks...




David L. Fisher, SE, PE
Director
Head of Design and Construction

Cape Cod Grand Cayman Holdings Ltd.
75 Fort Street
Georgetown, Grand Cayman
British West Indies

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 9:48 AM
To: ?
Subject: RE: Finite Element Modeling

>Then, i typically place an out of plane spring
>at each joint with the spring stiffness based on the coeffiecient of
>subgrade reaction and the allowable settlement.
I forgot this--some FEA software has an option for elastic support to
plate and beam elements. I've used the option in COSMOS/M to reflect
passive soil pressure for flexible buried tanks, but it's a pretty crude
way to model something like soil.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
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