Flexible and Smooth Strip Footing on a Stratum of Clay

Model ID: 2203


A common verification model for geotechnical problems is of a shallow stratum layer of clay.

In this model, a vertical load is applied to the clay strata top surface and the static response and collapse load are studied.

The clay is modeled as an elastic-perfectly plastic material and the Mohr-Coulomb yield condition under plane strain conditions is used. The response is studied using an associated as well as a non-associated flow rule.

This model was built using the following:

Geomechanics Module