Failure of soil

  • Last Post 15 May 2018
Ahmed nabil posted this 14 May 2018

Thanks peteroznewman for reply๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š My model is about railway track and i study the effect of soil defects on the track So i want to know how to get the maximum shear strength of the soil in ansys to sustain loads without failure by shear stress I use ansys workbench14.0 where the model is in 2d Iam sorry when i want to reply to the last post it didnot available

peteroznewman posted this 15 May 2018

Railway tracks lie on sleepers made of wood or concrete. The sleepers lie on gravel called track ballast which may be 300 mm thick on top of the soil that supports it.

Sleepers are intermittent, which is really 3D geometry, but you will average that out and represent this as a 2D model.  Please reply with a Project Archive of your model and say which release of ANSYS you are using.

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