Software for the design and analysis of reinforced concrete retaining walls either resting on their own foundation or on piles, optionally supported by tiebacks. Thanks to the manifold options available, the program permits treatment of Reinforced Concrete and Gravity walls in an ample range of cases:
• Reinforced concrete walls;
• Gravity walls;
• Walls supported on piles or minipiles;
• Walls with tiebacks/anchors;
• Walls with a shelf on the uphill side;
• Footing keys;
• Stepped wall on uphill side;
• Tapered profile (stem and footing) on both sides;
• Forces acting on wall: FX, FY, MZ on n points;
• Layered terrain;
• Loads on backfill;
• Inclined terrain on uphill and downhill sides;
• Ground water or confined water layers;
• Drainage insertion on uphill side;
• Fixed head walls;
• Stress diagrams;
• Reinforcements Editor with 3D view;
• Global stability analysis using several methods: Fellenius, Bishop, Janbu, Bell, Sarma, Morgenstern & Price, D.E.M., Zeng Liang.
Supported computation standards:
• Eurocod 7/8
• British Codes BS8004/BS8110
• SR EN 1997-1 Anexa RO / EC2: SR EN 1992-1-1 / Normativul pentru proiectarea lucrarilor de sustinere (Anexa A)
The unique feature of this software is the simplicity with which you can manage various combinations of loads summarizing in a single phase both load conditions and computation.
3D View: three-dimensional view of the armatures and stratigraphy.
Simple layer declaration allow any series of layers to be modelled on uphill and downhill sides of the wall with individual inclination. Mouse click and drag allow layer boundaries to be moved or inclined. To each layer are assigned the geotechnic parameters required for computation and to each may be associated a colour and/or texture. An internal soils database, expandable and amendable by the user, simplifies these choices.
The user can choose one of the following methods for the computation of thrust: Coulomb, Rankine or Mononobe & Okabe. It is also possible to perform the computation considering the thrust at rest and, for the elemets subject to passive thrust, to impose the percentage of mobilized thrust. The structural computatin and analysis can be performed, at user’s choice, with the Limit States or Allowable Tensions methods.