Yep, it can be used for buildings where structural and geotechnical problems are usually analyzed independently. It seems that the tool couldn’t be used for other types of structures such as deep open pile-deck where pile and soil interacted in term of spring. However, this beam spring model is not enough where the soil response needs to be considered and we need geotechnical model too. So, is there any way to use this coupling tool in this case?
Thank you very much.
At this stage, we indeed only offer the PLAXIS structural coupling tool for super-structures on a foundation. For cases where the interaction between soil and the structure is a surface, we currently do not have this option available yet.