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In the realm of special deep foundation technology vibrators are used to drive, i.e. insert and extract, various piles (steel sheet piles, in-situ concrete driven piles,. . .) into the ground. Successful application of this method bears a major advantage, the static force needed for insertion or extraction (pulling) is relatively small. However, success depends strongly on soil properties and thus the right choice of a vibrator. In practise, a number of questions arise: “What is the smallest vibrator suitable for the job?”, “How long will it take to insert/extract a pile?”, and “Does the elasticity of the pile matter?”. We have developed a model in order to simulate the vibratory extraction process of a pile. The pile was modeled in two different ways, either by a simple rigid body or by a few coupled lumped masses. Soil parameters were derived from CPT (cone penetration test) results and taken into account. They are varying with respect to the piling depth. Simulations of both modeling variants (rigid and elastic pile) have been carried out. Based on the simulation results it was possible to give reasonable answers to the questions posed. This work is a first step towards dynamic simulation of the vibratory pile driving process in the daily routine of civil/geotechnical engineers. The model will be enhanced in the future to handle pile insertion as well. The models were implemented and simulated within Altair HyperWorks using the brand new ScicosPro tool. Which allowed us to use the state-of- the-art physical modeling technique and saved us a lot of time.