DeepFND - The Ultimate 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 can cover all the requirements of a foundation piles design project, both structural and geotechnical design of piles within a superior, interactive environment.
In one package you can essentially get:
- Axial geotechnical pile capacity calculations
- Geotechnical property estimation (SPT or CPT)
- 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. You can practically model any pile section that you want!
- FHWA standards
- More than over you will have our outstanding technical support to help you succeed.
Testimonial: DeepFND is the new standard for Deep Foundation Design
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.
"The program is great and I have been using frequently!"
Steve Gencorelli, P.E., Vice President of Engineering & Sales, DANBRO Distributors
Pile types in Wizard
How the Software Works for you!
Start with the Basic Version - Power Up with Additional Modules!
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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 large diameter drilled pile, test load data matched!
Main Technical Characteristics
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
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
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
VERTICAL AND LATERAL PILE ANALYSIS
DeepFND can perform both vertical and lateral pile analysis. The software has implemented several bearing capacity equations, depended on the selected pile installation method.
For non-helical piles, DeepFND has implemented all the pile installation standards (FHWA FEC-8 and 10, AASHTO Norlund, IBC 2015, 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.
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
- SPT Records
- CPT Logs
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)
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.
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
DeepFND Modules - Optimize your Version!
A) Standard Version: Single pile analysis
B) Pile group module: Analyze pile groups with concrete caps but does not consider effect of soil below pile cap
C) Pile raft module: Analyze pile rafts (groups) and also consider the combined effect of soil below the raft.
List of all software features and capabilities
|Drilled piles||Settlement analysis, with linear, exponential, and other models||Enter SPT record|
|Driven steel||Lateral pile analysis||Estimate soil properties from SPT|
|Driven concrete||FHWA GEC8 & GEC 10||Import load test data|
|Driven steel||O’Neil and Reese FHWA 1999||Estimate rock properties from RQD|
|Driven timbe piles||AASHTO Norlund||Estimate properties from CPT|
|Monotube||Eurocode 7||Multiple methods for soil property estimation|
|CFA piles||IBC 2015 standards||Include disturbance effects|
|Drilled-in-Displacement piles||NYC Building Code||Bearing capacity from multiple methods|
|Micropiles||AASHTO LRFD||Program can recommended analysis options|
|Caissons||Automatic pile length optimization based on geotechnical capacity||Export reports to PDF and word|
|Helical piles (Premium version)||Automatic pile length optimization based on settlement response||Calculation report with equations|