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In civil engineering, and more particularly in structural mechanics, computational tools are used to understand and predict the behaviour of complete structures (bridges, buildings, …) or their individual components (cables, floors, …) in several limit states. A major [...]

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We present some developments in the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) for analysis of coupled problems in mechanics involving fluid-soil-structure interaction (FSSI). The PFEM uses an updated Lagrangian description to model the motion of material points in both the fluid and [...]

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The behavior of structures subjected to earthquakes demonstrates that the phenomena of soil-structure and fluid-structure interaction have a great influence on the structural response, especially in the case of structures such as dams, tanks, elevated [...]

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The dynamic vehicle-track-bridge-soil interaction is studied on high speed lines. The analysis is carried out using a general and fully three dimensional multi-body-finite element-boundary element model, formulated in the time domain to predict vibrations due to the train passage [...]