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Tom,
 
I'm in awe.  You can solve a Finite Difference problem by hand!!!
 
Wow.
 
Arvel (Tongue firmly in cheek)
-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Barsh @ Codeware [mailto:tom(--nospam--at)codeware.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 2:06 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: "black box" software was: L-Pile Analysis

Here's an interesting article titled "is it ethical to use an engineering software program to solve a problem if you cannot complete the calculations manually":  (see page 17)
 
 
 
 
   Tom Barsh, P.E.
   Technical Support Engineer
   Codeware Inc
   www.codeware.com

 


From: Garner, Robert [mailto:rgarner(--nospam--at)moffattnichol.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:53 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: L-Pile Analysis

Arvel, I totally agree about using "black box" solutions, so I'm also analyzing the piles manually as a reality check.  And consulting with knowledgible engineers here.

 

Bob

 


From: Arvel L. Williams, P.E. [mailto:awilliams(--nospam--at)gwsquared.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:22 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: L-Pile Analysis

 

If soil, - constant for lateral resistant k.  (Spring constant i.e. pounds resistance for inches deflection at that point on pile)

 

Don't recommend that you use L pile or any lateral load analysis software without understanding what the output means and how to establish the proper boundary conditions.  You can get some real bad output.

 

Arvel