Sørensen, Carsten Steen2; Clausen, Carl J. Frimann3; Andersen, Henrik3
1 Department of Civil Engineering, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN2 Department of Civil Engineering, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN3 unknown
This paper presents a comparison between different methods of bearing capacity analyses: Upper Bound Method. Limit Equilibrium Analysis and Finite Element Analysis. For the Great Belt East Bridge anchor blocks it was concluded that these methods of calculation agree within 5%. However, for cases where the bearing capacity is dominated by frictional materials, much higher differences should be expected.
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering: Copenhagen, Denmark, May 1993, 1993