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DeepFND 2020: Deep Foundation software (NEW: Pile-Group/Pile Raft Analysis!)
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Soldier pile walls
Sheet pile walls
Secant pile Walls
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Soldier and Tremied Concrete
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Waler-Strut Cofferdams
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SiteMaster: Inclinometer software (adopted by Geokon)
HelixPile: Helical Pile Software
RC-Solver: Concrete Design ACI-318, EC2, EC8
Steel-Beam: Steel beam column design, full equations, AISC, EC3

Funny geotechnical terms

After a series of serious newsletter items we thought of give everyone a small reason to smile. This limited list provides some of the funny geotechnical terms that we have encountered. Have fun :)

Abudment: An abutment meets Budweiser (beer)

Bed rock: Rock music that you listen when you go to bed

Cut-and-cover: Mafia style, cut soil, cover evidence.

Cut-and-cover mafia style

Snail-Plus: Soil nail wall design software

DeepEX: For actual cut and cover deep excavation designor

Dirt: What your non geotech spouse calls soil

Excavation: What support, just bring a back hoe?

Experience: Repeating the same mistake with increased confidence

Fountations: The combination of a foundation and a fountain.

Grading curve: Not it is not about your college grades!!!

Historical maximum stress: At the time of Julius Ceasar?

Inspector: Ok, he is for lunch, finish that pile quickly.....

King pile: A pile with a king's crown?

Observational approach: Sip coffee, observe wall fail.

Principal stress: The stress that your high school principal applied to your class.

Seapage force: The force of seepage from the sea

Soil investigation: What do you mean you need an investigation? I had a project 2 miles north...

Tietacks: Instead of tiebacks, tie tacks are commonly used to tie jewelry

Tolerance: What do you mean that the pile is off by 10 ft?

Whaler: When your tieback waler goes fishing (Boston Whaler boat)


And an oath:

I swear by NAVFAC DM7.2 to tell the truth and only but the truth!

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