Restraint Settlement - CAESAR II - Reference Data

CAESAR II Applications Guide

Reference Data

Use the following guidelines when modeling restraint settlement in CAESAR II:

  • Model restraint settlement using a single-directional restraint with predefined displacements. The magnitude of the predefined displacement is the amount of anticipated settlement in the negative Y-direction.

  • The operating load case is used to include the effect of settlement.

  • The settlement displacements are prescribed for the connecting node at the single directional restraint. For more information, see Single-Directional Restraint with Predefined Displacement.

  • Settlement is considered to be an EXP load with a half-cycle.

The weight of this pipe at node 95 exerts a sufficient load on the foundation node 1095 to cause a calculated 0.325-inch settlement.