Sørensen, Carsten Steen2; Clausen, Carl J. Frimann3; Andersen, Henrik3
1 Department of Civil Engineering, The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), 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