sheet pile walls

Projects with Sheet Pile Walls (SPW)

Sheet Pile Walls – Overview In order to have a more efficient usage of construction areas in congested urban areas a vertical development of buildings becomes necessary. Currently we more often face situations where urban buildings need as many parking spaces, so, due to lack of space, that requires the development of several underground floors.…

discrete element method

Discrete element method for slope stability analysis

Limit equilibrium methods for slope stability analysis do not, in general, satisfy the overall equilibrium conditions; they must make assumptions regarding the inclination and location of the interslice forces. An alternative slope analysis based on the discrete element method is presented to avoid these drawbacks. A slope in the present model is treated as comprised…

rockfall

Rockfalls – Analysis of rockfall hazards

Rockfalls can be a major hazard and a threat to life, properties and infrastructure (highways, railways, bridges, power lines, pipelines, buildings, etc.). Rockfalls are a natural process of cliff and hillside erosion. They consist of large rock fragments from a cliff, or boulders from a slope that bounce, roll, and slide down a hillside and…

Shallow foundations – design according to EC7

Abstract  – Shallow foundations This article refers to the design of shallow foundations and highlights the normative requirements following the introduction of EC7-1. The calculation model used is in Appendix D of prEN 1997-1 2003 recognized as: the determination of the load limit of a foundation resting on cohesive soil as a short-term analysis. We…