DeepEX 2021 (DeepXcav 2021) - Design of Deep Excavations
Solve Limit Equilibrium, Slope Stability, Non-linear analysis, Finite Elements, 3D design, 3D visualization, generate drawings, & more, all in one solution.
DeepEX is an innovative, easy to use, software program for deep excavations, developed by experts for engineers like you. It solves both geotechnical and structural designs for many wall types that include soldier pile walls, sheet pile walls, and diaphragm walls with multiple sections of reinforcement. DeepEX can also perform slope stability analysis with soil nailing. It comes packed with all structural and geotechnical design codes.
DeepEX accumulates a long international experience of geotechnical and structural experience in deep excavation design and software development with more than 2000 users worldwide. Engineers in the US, Singapore, Australia, India, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Malaysia, and other countries use DeepEX as their preferred tool for deep excavation design.
How the Software Works
Why Choose DeepEX?
Design and optimize a deep excavation in as little as 5 minutes!
Estimate the cost, perform a global stability analysis, prepare your section drawings (DXF)!
Impress your clients with the excavation in 3D or virtual reality before anything is constructed!
Save time and effort in the design of any deep excavation model!
Evaluate different alternatives and methods in seconds!
Below: 100ft Soldier Pile Excavation with Basement Slabs & Basement Walls for Los Angeles Subways
IN THE WORDS OF OUR CLIENTS:
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“The software has unmatched capabilities!”
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“Your software is the best written engineering software I have seen so far.”
Main Features and Capabilities
MULTIPLE ANALYSIS METHODS
DeepEX implements all approved scientific methods for the design of deep excavation projects. With DeepEX we can select to perform the classical limit equilibrium analysis, we can use the non-linear analysis method with the use of elastoplastic Winkler springs (beam on elastoplastic foundations) or perform Finite Element Analysis.
Finite Element Analysis can be performed if you add and activate our Finite Element Analysis engine DeepFEM in any DeepEX version you choose.
- Limit Equilibrium Analysis Method (LEM)
- Non-Linear Analysis Method (NL)
- Finite Element Analysis Method (FEM)
- Combined Analysis (LEM+NL)
- Combined Analysis (LEM+FEM)
MULTIPLE WALL TYPES
DeepEX can be used for the design and analysis of all commonly used wall types. The wall section properties can be defined in the most efficient way through user-friendly dialogs. We can easily update the software material lists with new materials. The wall reinforcement (rebars - steel sections) can be selected by the software extensive steel section databases of all steel section types.
- Soldier Pile and Lagging Walls
- Sheet Pile Walls
- Secant/Tangent Piles
- Concrete Deaphragms (Slurry Walls)
- Combined Sheet Pile Walls (King Piles)
- Box Sheet Piles
- Soldier Pile and Tremied Concrete (SPTC Walls)
- Prestressed and GFRP Walls and Piles
MULTIPLE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
DeepEX can perform structural and geotechnical design of many different support systems. The supports can be added graphically on the model area and accessed and edited easily. The support sections can be selected through extensive implemented steel section databases.
- Cantilever Excavations
- Anchored Excavations (Tiebacks, Helical Anchors)
- Braced Excavations (Steel Struts and Rakers)
- Mechanical and Hydraulic Struts and Walers
- Top-Down Excavations (Reinforced Concrete Slabs)
- Stepped Excavations
- Basement Concrete Slabs
- Use of Tiedowns and Piles below Base Slabs
- Use of Foundation Piles for Slope Stability
- Use of Vertical Steel Columns
- Use of Fixed and Spring Supports
- Dead-man Wall Systems
- Bin Type Wall Systems
- Box Type Excavations (Steel or Concrete Walers)
- Circular Shafts
STRUCTURAL AND GEOTECHNICAL DESIGN CODES
DeepEX has implemented many international design codes and standards for the design and analysis (structural and geotechnical) of all wall types and support systems.
In DeepEX we can perform a service or factored design with the use of US, European and Chineze standards. We can easily select and change between several US, European, Australian and Chinese structural codes.
- ACI 318 2019 (Reinforced Concrere Members)
- ASD 1989 (Allowable Stress Design - Steel Members)
- AASHTO LRFD 9th Edition (Steel Members)
- AISC 360 and 360-Allowable (2010 and 2016)
- EUROCODE 2, 3, 7 and 8 Specifications
- AASHTO LRFD 9th Load Combinations
- CALTRANS LRFD 2012 Load Combinations
- PEN DOT AASHTO 2012 Load Combinations
- European Codes (DIN, BS, XP94, DM, DA)
- BS 6349 Parts 1-2 (Marine Structures-Quay Walls)
- Australian Standards (AS 3600, AS/NZS 4100)
- Chinese Standards (CN)
DeepEX is an extremely user-friendly software, which offers an interactive model interface. In the model area we can actually draw the model in each construction stage, by graphically adding loads and supports and by graphically performing excavations, backfill operations and dewatering.
All items on the model area (walls, supports, surface nodes, external loads) can be accessed with the use of the mouse and we can edit the properties of each item at any point through user-friendly dialogs.
The software provides tools for the quick model generation and surface modification.
SOIL PROPERTIES - SPT RECORDS - CPT LOGS
The soil types, soil properties and stratigraphies can be easily defined in DeepEX through user-friendly dialogs.
In DeepEX we can create an unlimited list of soils and define all soil properties quickly. The software provides several estimation tools (SPT Estimator and partial estimation tools for each property using scientific methods and equations).
The additional, optional module Soil Estimation Reporting and Statistical Analysis allows us to perform a statistical analysis of estimated soil parameters with a series of different methods. The statistical analysis allows us to estimate soil property variability with depth or in the project plan. Then, one can select the desired design values based on the desired confidence level.
In DeepEX we can add directly SPT Records and CPT Logs, which can be used from the software to estimate various soil properties
DESIGN SECTIONS AND CONSTRUCTION STAGES
In DeepEX we can create an unlimited number of design sections in the same software file, simulating all project walls. In each design sections, different soil parameters and stratigraphies, wall sections, support systems and design assumptions can be defined.
In each design section we can create an unlimited number of construction stages, simulating the full design procedure. DeepEX presents extensive results for each stage, assisting with the identification of the most critical.
The use of the design sections and construction stages is important, since it can assist with the model optimization, leading to the most efficient solution.
2D AND 3D DESIGN - CUSTOMIZABLE VERSIONS
DeepEX offers a series of additional optional modules that can be used to totally customize any software version.
DeepEX 2D can be used for the design and optimization of all project 2D design sections.
DeepEX 3D can also export the 3D Frame model with all bracing levels, so that the full project with all supports can be calculated. With DeepEX 3D we can also perform total cost estimation for the full project.
Additional modules can be added in any of the main DeepEX versions (2D and 3D), increasing the software capabilities:
- Export Drawings to DXF module can be used so all 2D sections for all construction stages and wall sections can be exported to DXF and opened in any CAD software. In DeepEX 3D, the same feature can be used for the export of the full project plan and side views.
- The Steel-Connection module allows us to easily generate all steel connections for walers to struts, and corner walers. Once a design is complete the steel connections can be optimized with a click of the button. The program will then automatically adjust weld sizes and apply plate stiffeners if required. Steel-connections can be evaluated with AISC 360-16 allowable or LRFD.
- The Export 3D Model Holograms module allows the export of the generated 3D Model holograms. The holograms are detailed models that can be opened either on the desktop or with Virtual or Augmented Reality Glasses, and they can be used to present the full model in great detail in real space. This way the user can both check any potential construction challenges (adjacent building foundations, underground utilities etc.), as well as, impress the clients with the view of the final project before it is constructed. The module allows importing 3D buildings back into the design environment.
- Our Finite Element Analysis engine, DeepFEM, can be added and activated in any software version, allowing the Finite Element Analysis method to be performed. The FEM method considers full soil structure interaction and can be used to analyze complicated models, adjacent foundation piles, tunnels and more.
MODEL AND ANALYZE TUNNELS
Model and analyze TBM, NATM or Box Tunnels with the Finite Element Analysis method (Prerequisites: FEM Module). Wizards give us the flexibility to easily create oval and complex tunnel geometries.
Sections and tunnel segments can be activated and deactivated at any stage. Soil losses and pressure grouting can also be modeled with ease.
GRAVITY WALLS - PILE ABUTMENTS - SEA WALLS
DeepEX allows the design of Gravity Retaining Walls, Pile Supported Abutments and Sea Walls with the corresponding additional, optional modules that can be activated inside the software.
- Gravity Walls module: It allows the design of reinforced concrete gravity walls of any shape (Continuous walls or 3D Piers), calculating the wall sliding, bearing and overturning safety factors.
- Pile Supported Abutments module: It allows the use of foundation piles at gravity wall sections (creating pile supported abutments) and pile foundations adjacent to the excavation site. The module allows the calculation of the forces on each pile and the lateral and vertical design of the piles (calculation of pile moments, shear and displacements diagrams, as well as, the calculation of the bearing capacity of the piles).
Prerequisites: Gravity wall module
- Sea Walls - Wave Pressures - Overtopping module: It allows the design of sea walls, block/segmental walls with individual shear resistances and densities, quay caisson walls (3D) with infill and more, the calculation of Wave pressures with Sainflou, McConnel, Proverbs, Load combinations for British Standards 6349 Parts 1-2 (Marine Structures-Quay Walls) and more.
Prerequisites: Gravity wall module
SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS AND SOIL NAILING
DeepEX implements tools that can evaluate the global stability of excavation models and slope surfaces (simple or reinforced with soil nails).
DeepEX can calculate and report the most critical slope surface and the slope stability safety factor with the use of several scientific methods.
Soil nails can be used in the slope surfaces. DeepEX calculates the effects of the soil nails to the slope stability analysis.
- Bishop Method
- Morgenstern-Price Method (General Limit Equilibrium)
- Spencer Method
- Ordinary Swedish Method (method of slices)
- French Clouterre standards for the soil nail design
EXPORT REPORTS IN PDF AND MS WORD
DeepEX can generate extensive reports for all examined design sections and construction stages. The reports in DeepEX are totally customizable - the end user can always select all the report sections included in the final report.
DeepEX reports can include tables and graphs with all examined model properties and calculated results. We can also choose to include to the report all structural design equations and calculation procedure.
The DeepEX reports can be previewed, exported to PDF or exported to Word format, so they can be further edited by the user.
- Select Design Sections to Report
- Select Construction Stages to Report
- Customize Report Graphs
- Define Report Layout
- Define Report Sections
- Possibility to Report Equations and Stage Calculations
- Cost Estimation Results
- 2D and 3D Frame Results
- Preview the Report
- Export Reports in PDF and Word Formats