Together with Dirk Wegener from GEPRO Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (Dresden), we present an extension of conventional analytical settlement analyses that takes into account the accumulation of deformations due to cyclic loads with high frequencies, as they occur for example for machine foundations or railway tracks. The incorporation of a threshold strain amplitude, below which no accumulation of deformations occurs, in the HCA model is discussed. It is demonstrated that the simple analytical approach, which does not require numerical calculations, gives results very similar to more complex finite-element simulations performed with numgeo.

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