Hey, I contacted my client and they gave me a direct number for that soil stiffness. Thank you for that part.
The other thing I need to know is that, As I explained before the beams are embedded in the soil and I’m using elastic stiffness as a fixed boundary condition. And apart from this I even need to include the friction between the soil and the beams in the model. How can I put this value?
To my knowledge, we generally use frictional contact between soil and beams and input the friction value, but in this case, we omitted the soil part and just considered the beams with structure. How can I input the friction value in this case?
The green highlighted part/structure below is embedded in the soil and has an elastic boundary condition on that particular face.