- Design Considerations
- Skin friction / End bearing
- Group behavior
- Lateral movement
- Water level
- Differential settlements
- Stress distribution
- Pile type
GTS NX handles the full range of foundation analyses. You will be able to perform thorough analyses of spread footings, deep foundations, pile foundations, and shaft foundations. The advanced post- processor will generate results that you can then use to determine horizontal pile foundation movement, bearing capacity, and differential settlements.
The program also has the unique and advantageous ability to simulate group pile behavior. This ability will save significant amounts of time when determining the ultimate bearing capacity of group pile configurations.
GTS NX has foundation analysis capabilities that also extend to the investigation of the effects of new foundations on existing structures. With GTS NX you will be fully able to study the settlement and decrease of stability of adjacent structures due to the additional loading caused by your project footing.
All physical phenomena includes non-linearity. Ground or structural behaviors are not an exception. Non-linear static analysis is used to simulate the behavior of ground considering such non-linearity, when the change with time is small and can be ignored. GTS NX considers the following non-linearity.
Non-linearity of material : This occurs when the stress-strain relationship is non-linear. Most ground materials have this non-linearity.
Geometric non-linearity: If the displacement-strain relationship is non-linear, the linear assumption is no longer applicable when the displacement is large, or the rotational deformation is large.
Non-linearity of load and boundary: Non-linearity that includes the non-linear behavior at an interface, or non-linearity caused by the direction change of a load due to strain, caused by forces such as the follower force.
GTS NX can consider all non-linearity mentioned above in analysis. Non-linear analysis can take a long time for complex non-linear systems because repeated calculations are conducted. Hence for the practicality, considering appropriate non-linearity can result in analysis results that simulate non-linear behavior, while maintaining the accuracy with little computational cost.