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Numerical Modeling

C-CORE has considerable expertise modeling many different geotechnical problems using finite element or finite difference modeling techniques.  Numerical modeling is regularly calibrated against and used with physical modeling.  Many offshore geotechnical modeling programs require large strain-based analysis to be completed to understand the soil-structure interaction problem.

Above: Visualization of a drag-embedded anchor test.

Some recent numerical modeling based projects have investigated ice-seabed interaction (including subgouge deformations), interaction of buried pipelines, suction caissons, drag embedded anchors, and the soil structure interaction of steel catenary risers.

Above: Modeling an in-situ pipeline.