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Online Slope Stability, Soil Nailing, and Inclinometer Monitoring Workshop

4 hours each day, 8 PDH

Slope stability, soil nailing, and inclinometer worksho

July 15, 16, 2020

Upcoming Workshop Series

60 hours

Data, databases, and Machine Learning for Geotechnical Engineers

Data, databases, and machine learning for civil engineers

Aug, Sep, Oct 2020

The future of civil engineering is approaching

Online Deep Excavation and Soil nail wall design Workshop

16 PDH

Apr. 22,23, 29, 30, 2020

Deep excavation in Las Vegas

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DeepEX 2020

Solving Deep Excavation Design

DeepEX 2017 talk to it and design your deep excavation!

Deep Foundation Software, Pile Rafts, Pile Groups

From soil estimation to axial and lateral pile capacity

DeepFND - Deep Foundation Software, caissons, CFA, drilled piles, driven piles, concrete, timber

From soil estimation to helical pile settlement estimation.

New helical pile software HelixPile
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What do you want to design?
DeepFND 2020: Deep Foundation software (NEW: Pile-Group/Pile Raft Analysis!)
DeepEX 2020: Deep Excavation software
Soldier pile walls
Sheet pile walls
Secant pile Walls
Tangent piles
Diaphragm Walls
Soldier and Tremied Concrete
Soil Mix walls
Combined king pile sheet piles
Slope stability
Cost estimation for braced excavations
Waler-Strut Cofferdams
Snail-Plus 2019: Soil nailing - soil nailing walls
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

Pile Raft Software - DeepFND, see what makes the difference!

Pile raft software - Pile Raft Analysis - DeepFND

Pile rafts are structural foundation systems that derive their strength from the combined pile and base soil resistance. The term “raft” in pile rafts, refers to the fact that the combined foundation is “floating” in soil. In contrast to traditional pile caps, pile rafts are designed for settlement response rather than structural capacity. In this type of approach, the full geotechnical capacity of the pile foundations is typically utilized, and piles are treated as settlement reducing elements.

Available pile raft solutions today are primarily based on theory of elasticity equations or computationally intensive 3D finite element solutions. The real challenge with 3D finite element solutions for pile rafts are:

a)       They still do not offer realistic means of capturing proper pile installation effects that influence pile behavior.

b)      They are computationally intensive.

c)       Meshing or interface modelling issues may cause significant discrepancies

While theory of elasticity methods are rather simple to use, on the other hand have the following disadvantages:

a)       They ignore non-linear pile response

b)      They ignore non-linear settlement response

c)       They ignore soil strength

Given these issues, we developed a new method to evaluate pile raft response. In our DeepFND pile raft software model, we are now offering:

a)       Non-linear soil response by expanding the theory of elasticity approach to consider the bearing capacity of soils.

b)      Non-linear axial pile response

c)       Hardening soil model elasticity parameters

d)      Full lateral pile modeling

e)      Adjustment of no skin friction transfer zone for internal piles when pile raft response is considered. Based on our discussions with several researchers, internal piles do not develop skin friction to a substantial depth since there is no differential strain between the soil pushed by the raft and the piles.

Considering pile raft response can save money. Modelling pile rafts though requires a more thorough geotechnical investigation, and a more detailed evaluation. Our DeepFND pile raft software module can help you realize these savings.





DeepFND Deep Foundation Software

DeepFND is a powerful interactive software for deep foundation and pile design. Axial, lateral, settlement, structural and geotechnical analysis options. Incorporates AASHTO, FHWA, IBC, and Eurocode 7 standards.

DeepFND Pricing

DeepFND 2020: $1,650.00
DeepFND Versions