DeepFND - Deep Foundation Design Software
Deep foundation design can be more complex and challenging than it appears in simple text books. Determining the geotechnical pile capacity is an art with many different methods that are available. Beyond estimating the skin friction and end bearing very often we also need to determine the lateral pile capacity. Add to this structural capacity calculations, settlement performance, pile groups, pile rafts and a host of different design codes such as AASHTO LRFD and Eurocode 7 or Australian Standards and you could be spending more time researching the design methods, using different calculation solutions versus delivering a solution that works.
That is why we developed DeepFND, a powerful, user-friendly program for deep foundations, developed by expert engineers to help you design deep foundations and minimize your risks.
These are not just marketing words. We are engineers with experise and are passionate about helping you succeed.
DeepFND practically cover all aspects of structural and geotechnical foundation pile design within a superior, interactive environment.
One package solves all main deep foundation design challenges:
✔ Axial geotechnical pile capacity calculations
✔ Geotechnical property estimation (SPT or CPT)
✔ Lateral Pile Analysis - Soil Springs - 3D FEM Solutions
✔ Settlement response estimation
✔ Structural pile capacity, axial, bending, IBC, ACI, AISC, Australian Standards, Eurocode 2, 3
✔ Load combinations such AASHTO LRFD, Eurocode 7
✔ Practically all pile types, auger cast, drilled, drilled-in-displacement, driven piles, caissons, model any pile section that you want!
✔ Pile groups and Pile Rafts
✔ FHWA standards, GEC8, GEC10
✔ More than over you will have our outstanding technical support to help you succeed.
This is the Deep Foundation program that the industry has been missing for years! We are now bringing together both structural and geotechnical knowledge in a complete deep foundation package.
Testimonial: DeepFND is the new standard for Deep Foundation Design
"The program is great and I have been using frequently!"
Steve Gencorelli, P.E., Vice President of Engineering & Sales, DANBRO Distributors
Stop wasting time, one package for your deep foundation design. From geotechnical axial and lateral to structural capacities, pile ground and pile rafts.
How the Software Works for you!
No time to waste, choose DeepFND?
If you want all deep foundation calculations performed in a single program then DeepFND is for you. We all know the challenges of predicting pile performance. If you are an engineer and not an analyst involved in deep foundation design then DeepFND is for you.
You will have the power to perform structural and geotechnical calculations of drilled piles, driven piles, caissons, micropiles, CFA piles, Drilled-in-displacement piles and helical piles. Easily change pile types, section, and the reinforcement. The software perform full lateral and vertical pile analysis and can optimize the required embedment length. DeepFND can design both Single Piles and Pile Groups.
Above: DeepFND estimated all soil properties and settlement response for a helical pile, test load data matched!
DeepFND Software - Main Technical Characteristics
MULTIPLE PILE INSTALLATION METHODS
DeepFND implements all approved scientific methods for the design of deep foundation piles. With DeepFND we can design drilled piles, driven piles, CFA piles,caissons, drilled-in-displacement piles, micropiles and helical piles.
- Drilled Piles
- Driven Piles
- Drilled-In-Displacement Piles
- CFA Piles
- Helical Piles
- FHWA GEC8 & GEC 10
- AASHTO Norlund
- AASHTO LRFD
- O’Neil and Reese FHWA 1999
STRUCTURAL AND GEOTECHNICAL CODES
DeepFND incorporates many international design codes and standards for the design and analysis (structural and geotechnical) of all wall pile types.
In DeepFND we can perform a service or factored design with the use of US and European standards. We can easily select and change between several US, European, Australian and Chinese structural codes.
- ACI 318-11 and 318-19 (Reinforced Concrere Members)
- ASD 1989 (Allowable Stress Design - Steel Members)
- AASHTO LRFD 13th Edition (Steel Members)
- AISC 360 and 360-Allowable (2010 and 2016)
- EUROCODE 2, 7 and 8 Specifications
- AASHTO LRFD 6th, 8th and 9th
- PEN DOT AASHTO
- European Codes (DIN, BS, XP94, DM, DA)
- Australian Standards (AS 3600, AS/NZS 4100)
- Chinese Standards (CN)
- NYC Building Code
- IBC 2015 standards
AXIAL AND LATERAL PILE ANALYSIS
DeepFND performs both vertical and lateral pile analysis and includes several bearing capacity equations. Easy recommendations help you select the appropriate method depending on the pile type and installation method.
For regular piles: DeepFND implements multiple pile installation standards (FHWA GEC-8 and 10, AASHTO Norlund, IBC, NYC Building Code, AASHTO LRFD and more).
For helical piles the software uses both the individual plate and the cylinder methods, reporting the most critical. The general and the Helicap equations can be selected. For the vertical pile design, we can select to use either the Vesic, or the Meyerhoff-Hansen method. DeepFND calculates and checks the helical pile installation torque.
For the lateral pile analysis, DeepFND can use either the defined load on the pile head and calculate the developed moment, shear and pile displacement diagrams, or it can perform a pushover analysis, calculating and presenting the required lateral load to achieve a specified pile head displacement.
DeepFND can perform settlement analysis. In the software we can select one of the implemented pile acceptance criteria, or define our own.
MULTIPLE PILE TYPES
All pile types examined for axial and lateral design - deep foundations from A to Z, drilled, driven, helical.
Typical piles (drilled, driven, CFA, Caisons etc) can be of any typical shape (circular, square, hollow) reinforced concrete, structural steel or timber (wood). The pile can be normal or belled type. We can define composite pile sections and we can change the pile section along the pile depth.
Helical piles in DeepFND can be of any typical shape (pipes, square solid and square hollow sections). In each pile we can define and assign and unlimited number of helix configurations. The piles can be grouted. Finally, we can use external casing on the pile head, increasing the pile lateral capacity.
- Helical piles (pipes, square solid or square hollow sections)
- Reinforced concrete piles (circular or square section)
- Prestressed Concrete & Sections with GFRP and CFRP
- Steel beams (H piles, pipes, channel sections)
- Belled type piles
- Timber piles (wood)
- Steel core piles
- Composite piles
SINGLE PILES AND PILE GROUPS
DeepFND can design both Single Piles of any shape and installation type, and Pile Groups with multiple piles (the additional optional module Pile Groups is required).
The software can also design Pile Rafts, considering the combined effect of the soil below the raft (additional module to our Pile Group option).
- Single Piles (Helical and Non-Helical)
- Rectangular Pile Caps
- Triangular Pile Caps
- Circular Pile Caps
- Hexagonal Pile Caps
- Octagonal Pile Caps
- User-Defined Perimeter Pile Caps
- Pile Rafts
With the 3D FEM module, the user can model any type of pilegroup/pileraft foundation with the advanced finite element method. The module provides numerous ways of automation, rendering the creation of a complex Finite Element model a straightforward and errorless procedure. The following modelling options are available:
Soil – The soil medium can be modelled with linear tetrahedral or quadratic tetrahedral finite elements.
Pilecap – Quadratic and linear shell elements are available for the simulation of the pilecaps.
Piles – Piles are modelled as beams (Euler-Bernoulli beam) in accordance with the 3D embedded pile concept. The user can select either a purely elastic behaviour for the pile or a distributed plasticity model based on the slice discretization of the pile section.
There is a variety of material models available:
- Mohr coulomb
- Soil Hardening
- Small Strain soil hardening
- Drucker Prager
- Hoek Brown
The user can run dynamic time history analysis with both the P-Y method and the Finite element method. Any number of point, linear and area time history loads can be applied on any foundation. Furthermore, earthquake loads in the form of imposed displacement time histories at the boundaries of the soil domain are also available.
MODEL WIZARD AND DEPTH OPTIMIZATION
The DeepFND Model Wizard can be used to create any deep foundation model in minutes. We can use the Wizard tabs to define all project parameters (analysis settings, pile type and structural section, external loads and design standards). The Wizard creates the model automatically, saving us a lot of time and effort for the initial creation.
DeepFND has an automatic length optimization tool. The software can use a defined step to increase the pile depth up to a defined depth limit, calculating the axial tension and compression capacity in each step.
SOIL PROPERTIES - SPT RECORDS - CPT LOGS
Easily define soil types, soil properties and stratigraphies with user-friendly dialogs.
In DeepFND 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).
You can directly add SPT Records and CPT Logs, which can be used from the software to estimate various soil properties.
- Define list of soil types
- Define list of stratigraphies (borings)
- Soil properties estimation tools
- Estimate rock properties from RQD
- SPT Records
- CPT Logs
EXPORT REPORTS IN PDF AND MS REPORT
DeepFND can generate extensive reports for all examined design sections (piles) and loading stages. The reports in DeepFND are totally customizable - the end user can always select all the report sections included in the final report.
DeepFND 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 HelixPile 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
- Preview the Report
- Export Reports in PDF and Word Formats
Foundation Pile Design Examples
DeepFND Software Packages
Start with the Basic Version - Power Up with Additional Modules!
DeepFND offers a series of options and additional modules that can greatly expand the software capabilities and cover your exact needs! Find out about the DeepFND software packages pricing and licensing.
|Capabilities/Version DeepFND||Single Piles||Groups & Rafts
|Groups & Rafts
(PY Springs & 3D FEM)
|Single Piles Analysis & Design||✓||✓||✓|
|Drilled Piles - Driven Piles - Concrete Caissons||✓||✓||✓|
|Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) Piles||✓||✓||✓|
|Concrete Piles - Steel Beams - Timber Piles||✓||✓||✓|
|Settlement Analysis (Single Piles)||✓||✓||✓|
|Lateral Pile Analysis||✓||✓||✓|
|Structural Design - Structural Checks||✓||✓||✓|
|Concrete Pile Caps (Any Shape)||-||✓||✓|
|Pile Groups (Helical & Non-Helical Piles)||-||✓||✓|
|Base Resistance & Soil Springs||-||✓||✓|
|3D Finite Element Analysis (3D FEM)||-||-||✓|
|Simulation of Displacement-Stress within Soil||-||-||✓|
|3D Settlements in the Soil Mass||✓|
|Deep Maintenance (12 Months)||✓||✓||✓|