Numerical analysis of instrumented RFERS

Walid Aboumoussa, Magued Iskander

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter presents the finite element analysis of the building monitored in Chapters 4 and 5. A plane strain model was employed through dividing the column properties by the tributary width of the frame, and utilizing the equivalent area and moment of inertia per foot of length of the waffle slab. The analysis confirms many of the results gleaned from the discrete instrumentation measurements. In particular, the lateral earth pressure exerted on the rigid frame developed during the thermal expansion cycles is considerably larger than the lateral earth pressure at rest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
ISSN (Print)1866-8755
ISSN (Electronic)1866-8763

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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