Modelling of Material and Geometrical Nonlinearities of Footing by a New Non-Linear Macro-Element

  • Mourad KhebiziEmail author
  • Hamza Guenfoud
  • Mohamed Guenfoud
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Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


This paper focused on the development of a new non-linear macro-element for the modelling of soil-foundation interaction. Material and geometrical nonlinearities were taken into account in the present macro-element to examine the response of shallow foundations under monotonic and cyclic loads. An application of soil-foundation systems was studied. The results obtained from this application were in very favorable agreement with those obtained through other numerical models in the literature.


Soil-footing Interaction Macro-element Modelling Non-linear Material Geometrical 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mourad Khebizi
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Hamza Guenfoud
    • 2
  • Mohamed Guenfoud
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringMentouri University of ConstantineConstantineAlgeria
  2. 2.Civil Engineering and Hydraulic LaboratoryUniversity of GuelmaGuelmaAlgeria

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