1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 16, 2016 4:06 PM by Mike Armstrong

    Pipe on Soil using Drucker Prager model in SolidWorks Non-linear

    Nikhil Phatak

      Dear Friends,


      We want to simulate a condition where a Pipe of (1 Meter for now) is resting on the Soil.

      We have the Soil properties that can be entered in Drucker Prager model of Solidworks Non-linear.

      Our intention is to calculate the Soil sinkage(Or the displacement of a pipe in the soil due to Gravity loading)

      Soil is modeled as a separate block.and pipe is resting on it.


      Which boundary conditions shall we use in the Model???

      Currently I am fixing the base of a Soil block and treating the system(Pipe and a Soil block) to be Bonded.

      But I am getting Numerical difficulties while Solving.

      I increased the convergence tolerance and reduced the time steps.But I got weird results.



      Thanks in Advance.