Sheet pile wall design – SPW

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Sheet walls are relatively thin, vertical structures embedded in terrain to a depth sufficient to support an uphill embankment/downhill excavation thrust, including water and surcharges.

This structure can be constructed of driven prefabricated steel pile sections, adjacent, bored cylindrical piles, and reinforced concrete sheet elements usually produced on-site.

The methods used for analysis/verification are the Limit Equilibrium Method (LEM) and Finite Elements Method (FEM).

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The methods mentioned are of increasing complexity from both the numerical point of view and the number of geotechnical parameters necessary for the calculation.

For the calculation of permanent seismic displacements, Drew Seismic

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Sheet pile wall design – SPW : Software for the design and analysis of sheet pile walls, drilled piles and diaphragm walls.


    • Computation was performed using the Finite Element Method and Limit Equilibrium Method;
    • Multi-layered terrain;
    • Presence of earthquakes and groundwater;
    • Piles on single row;
    • Piles in quincunx disposition;
    • Micropiles on a single row;
    • Micropiles in quincunx disposition;
    • Diaphragms with double-row reinforcement;
    • Freeform section;
    • Anchors on multiple rows;
    • Loads on embankment: strip loads, lines of load, uniformly distributed loads.
    • The loads can have an application elevation different from the ground elevation;
    • Plotting of flow grid using finite differences method;
    • Graphical input of stratigraphy, groundwater and loads;
    • Analysis per phase and combinations for any stage;
    • Bearing capacity at vertical limit load;
    • Composite sections with metallic profiles;
    • Different sections along the height of the bulkhead;
    • Struts and constraints;
    • Graphical management of any element: layers, groundwater, loads, etc.;
    • Calculation of the anchor’s string courses with a new finite element method;
    • Filtration analysis using the finite differences method for each phase of construction;
    • Reinforcement of the sections per combination and per phase.


    • Computation using the Limit Equilibrium Method (LEM) and Finite Element
    • Method (FEM) and also nonlinear analysis;
    • Computation of embedment depth;
    • Verification of an assigned embedment depth;
    • Display of stress diagrams for every phase and combination;
    • Computation of thrusts using the methods of Coulomb, Rankine, Mononobe & Okabe, Caquot and Kerisel;
    • Computation of tensions in the subsoil, induced by external loads, using the technique of Boussinesq;
    • Analysis of the bulkhead during the excavation phase;
    • Semi-project of sections at ultimate limit state, also for mixed areas.

Global stability analysis:

    • Plotting of flow grid using finite differences method;

The program interfaces with G.F.A.S. (Geotechnical and F.E.M. analysis System)




A new version has been released.



New release 2021



New release 2020



New release 2019



Optimizations flow net.



New version 2018



News version 2017, compatible with win 10, general improvements, added New standards and bug fix



  • Modified computation algorithm for continuous beam. 
  • Implemented the possibility of managing diagrams texts. 
  • FEM method - anchors arranged on multiple rows: improved the drawing function of anchors structural carpentry. 
  • Improvements in user interface and computation report. 
  • Import of topographic section from DXF files, TriSpace files and text files. 
  • Vertical limit load as a function of a correlation factor for the investigated verticals. 
  • Vertical limit load for rectangular sections. 
  • Dynamic information for the bulkhead. You have to move with the mouse on the head of the bulkhead to get information about geometry, section composition and type. 
  • Improvement connection beam module. 
  • A new way to draw the connection beam. 

6 reviews for Sheet pile wall design – SPW

  1. giuseppe Biscaglia Manno

    Ottimo software – ti permette di modellare qualsiasi tipo di soluzione, permettendoti il controllo dei risultati ottenuti e una ottima analisi di studio durante l’elaborazione.
    Disponibilità e competenze

  2. Primo De Biasi (verified owner)

    Buonissimo software, di immediato apprendimento. Base teorica valida e risultati coerenti e corretti.

  3. Sergio De Cola

    Ottimo programma che consente analisi accurate anche per schemi complessi mantenendo con un’interfaccia semplice ed immediata.

  4. munychanda

    It is easy to use it

  5. Andrea (verified owner)

    Mi occupo principalmente di opere di consolidamento e credo che in commercio non esista software così intuitivo in fase di modellazione e che permetta una lettura dei risultati semplice ed immediata.

  6. Benvenuti Andrea (verified owner)

    Ottimo software, non mi capitano spesso le paratie ma dopo pochissimo utilizzo si è in grado di padroneggiare qualsiasi aspetto della struttura.

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