After a long period of quiet time, I am so excited to announce the release of PyPile 0.7.0. Some significant changes and new functions will be discussed below.
Finite element method is implemented to replace the original finite difference method. FEM brings much higher flexibility for current functions and higher future extensibility for PyPile.
With this new release, lateral single ground springs, rotational springs, distributed springs provided by soils can be assigned to any depth along the piles. Piles can be fixed for lateral movement and rotation at any depths.
Concentrated lateral loads and moments, distributed lateral forces can be assigned to any depths along the analyzed piles. Distributed forces generated by relative soil movement can be easily applied to piles.
Distributed force generated by relative soil movement can be exported and used as input in other software programs, such as slope stability analysis programs.
In addition, weak rock and c-phi soil models are also implemented in this release.