Elastic analysis of reinforced soils using point interpolation method



A recently proposed meshless method, which is called the radial basis point interpolation method (RBPIM), is used for the mechanical analysis of reinforced soils. The media of reinforced soil is divided into three parts: soil, reinforcement and interface layer. The displacement field in each part is constructed by point interpolation. A code has been developed based on RBPIM and the validity of this code has been investigated by solving some examples at the end of the paper