I'm trying to determine if any commonly available FEM foundation software design packages such as RAM Concept, STAAD Foundation (or other) are capable of modelling large mat foundations subject to edge lift and center lift conditions? I have access to both RAM and STAAD here at the office, but I don't see where either explicitly accepts edge moisture variation distance or soil heave input values. I'm curious how others are modelling these soil loading conditions; any suggestions would be appreciated.
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