Attached are material databases with the necessary input parameters for severalcommercially available profiles for beams and plates (sheet piles), as used commonly in geotechnical projects.
The materials sets included for plates in SheetProfiles2D.matdb and SheetProfiles3D.matdb are a selection of U-sections (AU, PU and GU profiles) and Z-sections (AZ). The steel classes used for calculating the strength properties are S 240 GP and S 430 GP.The plastic moment given in the database for 2D plate materials is based on full plastification.
For steels S 240 GP and S 430 GP
Damping is not considered in these material parameters.
The parameters are based on the assumptions as mentioned in the Material Models manual and as mentioned on this knowledge base page: Material datasets for plates: sheet pile wall in bendingDamping is not considered in these material parameters.
For the case of beams for 3D, in BeamProfiles3D.matdb, some common IPE and HE profiles are included.
Latest update for these profile datasets: July 2016
To use such a downloaded database, download it to a folder with full access for the user. When in the program, open the material database and select the appropriate category: plates for SheetPiles2D and SheetPiles3D, and beams for BeamProfiles3D. Then click on the Select button to open the new global material database for the sheet pile profiles or beam profiles.
The data used for creating these databases is courtesy of ArcelorMittal.It is provided without warranty of any kind. Anyone making use of it does so at his/her own risk.PLAXIS does not accept responsibility nor can be held liable for any damages including loss of profits, loss of savings, injuries or any other incidental or consequential damage arising from the use or inability to use the information contained within.PLAXIS suggests contacting ArcelorMittal to ensure the suitability of a given steel section for a particular application.
Material datasets for plates: sheet pile wall in bending
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