Tutorial 04 - Composite Surfaces

This tutorial will use the same model as Tutorial 02 Materials & Loading (with some modifications), to demonstrate how to perform a circular surface search which allows composite circular / non-circular surfaces to be analyzed. For this model, it will be assumed that the material below the weak layer is impenetrable (e.g. bedrock or soil with much higher strength).

Composite Surfaces Tutorial (click to view PDF file of tutorial)

Topics Covered in this Tutorial

Model with weak layer above impenetrable material, composite surfaces option enabled