Determination of the soil reaction at structue node level


I am modelling a laterally loaded pile group using ‘Structure - pile’ elements. I am determining the soil reaction generated on each pile (at different levels). I have tried to do it by using the logic as “stress generated at pile node multiplied by the node area.” It is not fetching me the proper results. Kindly provide me with your suggestions regarding the same.

Thank you

To look at the forces acting between the pile nodes and the zones (soil), you should look at the intrinsic. It will return the force generated by the pile model in that degree of freedom. Note the degrees of freedom are in the node-local system.

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