Worked ExamplesΒΆ

There is a series of Worked Examples supplied with OPILE and this section gives a brief description of them and what they are intended to demonstrate. After installing OPILE, the worked examples can be found in the public documents folder.

An overview of the available examples is provided in the table below.

Example Name

Example demonstrates

Demo Example 1

Demo example file using SAND and CLAY methods within the limitations of the OPILE demo version.

Demo Example 2

Second demo example, also illustrating the use of ALLCAP.

Example 1 - Simple SAND Methods

Simple use of SAND axial and lateral methods, including the effect of general scour.

Example 2 - Simple CLAY Methods

Simple use of CLAY axial and lateral methods and use of ALLCAP to demonstrate the results of different methods.

Example 3 - Euripides

Reproduction of Euripides pile test results according to Jardine et al (2005) and use of ALLCAP to compare the results of different axial methods

Example 4 - Pentre

Reproduction of Pentre pile test results according to Jardine et al (2005) and use of ALLCAP to compare the results of different axial methods

Example 5 - Jacket Analysis

Use of OPILE to analyse long jacket piles, including scour, local scour and overburden reduction depths. The input is also available for use of the Stevens, Colliat and Custom SRD methods.

Example 6 - Stiff Clays - Dunnavant

Demonstrates the calculation of PY curves for stiff CLAYS using the Dunnavant method. Also includes the use of custom axial and lateral methods and a pile with different section properties.

Example 7 - Dyson and Wesselink

Demonstrates the use of Dyson and Wesselink PY methods with particular application to an anchor pile. The lateral loads are applied 11.5m below mudline.

Example 8 - Jacket Analysis 2

Second worked example of pile for jacket analysis.

Example 9 - Custom Methods

Worked example to demonstrate use of custom axial and lateral methods.

Example 10 - Reese and Abbs

Worked example illustrating the use of the Reese and Abbs PY curve methods.

Example 11 - Proweap Analysis 1

Worked out Example of SRD back-analysis in soft soil. The source data (GRLWEAP and driving data) are inluded.

Example 12 - Proweap Analysis 2

Second worked out example of SRD back-analysis in denser/stiffer soil. The source data (GRLWEAP and driving data) are inluded.