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Study for numerical analysis of soil-structure interaction using BEM-FEM

Grant number: 12/22339-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
Principal Investigator:Luttgardes de Oliveira Neto
Grantee:Patrícia Tavares de Souza
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


In this research we intend to initiate a study on soil-structure interaction by means of numerical simulation. In this case it is chosen to study and use a computer program that makes the coupling of a direct formulation of the Boundary Element Method applied to semi-infinite with another of the Finite Element Method applied to foundation member. The studies will take place in order to introduce the student to the two numerical methods, with application to a current topic of great interest to the areas of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, both from the academic and professional environment.Some Brazilian academic papers will form the basis of studies, however, other publications will be searched to update the theme.Numerical examples will be used to study the application of computational code, also looking to find real data to compose the numerical parameters.