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Slope stability analysis and soil nail wall design with SnailPlus

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SnailPlus 2024 - Logiciel d'analyse de clous de sol.

Conception structurelle complète de tous les éléments : Clous de sol, revêtement en béton projeté, plaques de tête.

Slope stability analysis results in SnailPlus software

SnailPlus est notre logiciel d'analyse de stabilité des pentes et de conception de murs cloués. Bien que le clouage de sol soit également disponible dans notre programme DeepEX, SnailPlus a été créé pour rassembler toutes les capacités nécessaires en un seul paquet.

 

Le logiciel suit la méthodologie de la FHWA pour la conception des murs cloués, dans un environnement interactif basé sur la disposition de base de DeepEX. Cela signifie que vous pouvez inclure toutes les étapes de construction intermédiaires pour votre mur cloué, y compris les charges 3D, le tout dans un environnement interactif.

 

Enfin, SnailPlus est le seul logiciel qui produit un rapport imprimable complet de tous les calculs de conception.

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The procedure to create and analyze any quay wall type within the program is summarized in the following steps:

1. Create the Quay Wall model with the use of the powerful Model Wizard in minutes with all construction stages. 

2. Edit the Quay Wall structural section. 

3. Edit the soil properties and stratigraphy. 

4. Define the analysis assumptions, wave pressures and overtopping methods, and the seismic pressures method.

5. Review the results in graphs and tables on the model area for all construction stages and optimize the model.

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Quoi de neuf dans SnailPlus 2024 ?

Export soil nail wall model sketches to DXF in SnailPlus

Exportez des croquis de modèle de mur de clous de sol au format DXF dans SnailPlus Nous sommes fiers d'annoncer que SnailPlus 2024 est arrivé ! La dernière version de notre logiciel est un témoignage de notre engagement envers l'innovation. La génération de tranches améliorée pour des intersections de couches précises, les codes de béton mis à jour et les sorties de rapport améliorées soulignent notre dévouement à affiner chaque aspect de l'expérience utilisateur. Avec des options de l'épaisseur de la face variable, l'introduction de clous de sol précontraints et des combinaisons de charges mises à jour selon les codes de l'AASHTO et canadiens, SnailPlus 2024 établit une nouvelle norme pour l'analyse de la stabilité des pentes.

Améliorations et nouvelles fonctionnalités de SnailPlus 2024 :

 Génération de tranches améliorée pour des intersections de couche exactes

 Codes de béton mis à jour

 Combinaisons de charges selon les codes de l'AASHTO et canadiens mis à jour

 Génération de l'assistant améliorée

 Sorties de rapport améliorées

 Options de l'épaisseur de la face variable

 Clous de sol précontraints

 Dessins de sortie au format DXF

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CARACTÉRITIQUES PRINCIPALES ET CAPACITÉS DE SNAILPLUS

  • SUPERIOR INTERACTIVE INTERFACE
    SnailPlus is an extremely user-friendly software, which offers an interactive model interface. In the model area we can create all the stages stages and define all project parameters (external loads, soil nail sections, shotcrete section etc.) graphically. All items on the model area (boring, soil nails, facing) can be accessed and their properties can be defined through user-friendly dialogs.
  • EXPORT REPORTS IN PDF AND MS WORD
    SnailPlus 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 SnaiPlus 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
  • SOIL PROPERTIES - SPT RECORDS - CPT LOGS
    The soil types, soil properties and stratigraphies can be easily defined in SnailPlus through user-friendly dialogs. In SnailPlus 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). In SnailPlus we can add directly 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
  • MODEL WIZARD - CREATE A MODEL IN SECONDS
    SnailPlus Model Wizard can be used to create any sloped surface with all construction stages, excavations and soil nail and facing installation in minutes. We can use the Wizard tabs to define all project parameters (sloped surface parameters, soil nail - head plates and shotcrete structural sections, stage options and design standards). The Wizard creates the model automatically, saving us a lot of time and effort for the initial creation.
  • STRUCTURAL AND GEOTECHNICAL DESIGN CODES
    HelixPile has implemented many international design codes and standards for the design and analysis (structural and geotechnical) of the helical piles. In HelixPile 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 (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 Load Combinations European Codes (DIN, BS, XP94, DM, DA) Australian Standards (AS 3600, AS/NZS 4100) Chinese Standards (CN)
  • PILE GROUPS - PILE RAFTS
    HelixPile can design both Single Helical Piles, 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 Helical Piles Rectangular Pile Caps Triangular Pile Caps Circular Pile Caps Hexagonal Pile Caps Octagonal Pile Caps User-Defined Perimeter Pile Caps Pile Rafts
  • PILE TYPES & HELIX CONFIGURATIONS
    HelixPile can do full vertical and lateral design of helical piles. The helical piles in HelixPile 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. Steel pipes Square sodid steel sections Square hollow steel sections Unlimited helix configurations per pile Grouted piles Use of external steel casing
  • AXIAL & LATERAL PILE ANALYSIS
    HelixPile can perform both vertical and lateral pile analysis. HelixPile uses both the individual plate and the cylinder methods, reporting the most critical results. 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. HelixPile calculates and checks the helical pile installation torque. For the lateral pile analysis, HelixPile 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. HelixPile can perform settlement analysis. In the software we can select one of the implemented pile acceptance criteria, or define our own.
  • SUPERIOR INTERACTIVE INTERFACE
    HelixPile is an extremely user-friendly software, which offers an interactive model interface. In the model area we can create different loading stages and define all project parameters (external loads on the pile head, pile section properties etc.) graphically. All items on the model area (boring, pile, external loads) can be accessed and their properties can be defined through user-friendly dialogs.
  • EXPORTED REPORTS IN PDF & WORD
    HelixPile can generate extensive reports for all examined design sections (piles) and loading stages. The reports in HelixPile are totally customizable - the end user can always select all the report sections included in the final report. HelixPile 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
  • AUTO MODEL GENERATION & OPTIMIZATION
    HelixPile 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. HelixPile 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
    The soil types, soil properties and stratigraphies can be easily defined in HelixPile through user-friendly dialogs. In HelixPile 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). In HelixPile we can add directly 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
  • MULTIPLE WALL TYPES
    QuayWalls software can design any gravity type section quay wall, calculating soil, water, wave and seismic pressures on the wall system. QuayWalls can be used for the design and analysis of: Cantilever walls Segmental Walls Box Caisson Walls with soil infill zones T Shaped Walls User Defined Walls
  • WAVE PRESSURES & OVERTOPPING
    QuayWalls can calculate wave pressures with a number of established methods. The initial wave heights and wave lengths can be estimated with implemented recommendations, or manualy defined by the user through a user-friendly dialog. Finally, QuayWalls can automatically estimate overtopping flow rates since it can perform average overtopping volume calculations using PROVERBS equations. Goda SainFlou Coastal Engineering Manual 2011 Allsop PROVERBS
  • SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS & SOIL NAIL DESIGN
    SnailPlus global stability of slope surfaces (simple or reinforced with soil nails). SnailPlus 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. SnailPlus calculates the effects of the soil nails to the slope stability analysis. Bishop Method Morgenstern-Price Method (General Limit Equilibrium) Spencer Method French Clouterre standards for the soil nail design
  • FULL DESIGN OF THE SHOTCRETE FACING
    SnailPlus can design the shotcrete facing. Two stage facings (temporary and permanent) can be also defined and analyzed with the software. SnailPlus performs checks on the soil nail head plates. Design of the shocrete facing Two step facing available Head plate checks
  • DESIGN CODES AND SPECIFICATIONS
    SnailPlus has implemented various different standards and specifications for the soil nails and shotcrete facing design. In SnailPlus we can select ACI and FHWA specifications for the structural design. In the software we can either use Service Limit State or Ultimate Limit State methods. ACI Direct method FHWA and FHWA LRFD methods LRFD WSDOT 2019 (GDM) ASD Safety factors LRFD FHWA GEC-7 EUROCODE 7 - ULS Approach
  • MULTIPLE SLOPE SURFACE SEARCH OPTIONS
    SnailPlus can locate and report the most critical slope surface using various slope surface search methods: Circular Slope Surfaces Circular Surfaces with Active and/or Passive Wedges Automatic Surface Search Method Trilinear Surface Search Methods Surfaces with Block-type failure User-Defined Slope Surfaces
  • What is the difference between DeepFND and HelixPile?
    DeepFND and HelixPile are two similar, powerful software programs for the design and evaluation pile foundations. The programs can perform structural and geotechnical, lateral, and axial analysis of any foundation pile (single piles, pile groups and pile rafts).The only difference between the two programs is the available pile types. DeepFND can design all pile sections and pile types (helical and non-helical – drilled, driven, caissons, micropiles, CFA piles and more), whereas HelixPile can design only helical piles.
  • Does your program check the structural capacities of the piles as well?
    DeepFND and HelixPile software have implemented several structural codes used worldwide. The software do all calculations according to the selected standard and calculate the pile moment and shear capacities. All structural design checks and equations can be included in the software reports. Figure: Pile Moment, Shear and Displacement Diagrams - DeepFND
  • Can your software design pile caps with a group of piles?
    Our foundation pile design software can design single foundation piles, pile groups and pile rafts. The following pile cap shapes are available: Rectangular Pile Caps Triangular Pile Caps Circular Pile Caps Hexagonal Pile Caps Octagonal Pile Caps User-Defined Perimeter Pile Caps Pile Rafts The user can create a concrete cap of any shape and define the pile configuration (pile locations and structural sections). The program can calculate the load that is transfered on each pile, considering the pile location and analyze all piles. Figure: A Rectangular Cap with Concrete Piles - DeepFND Figure: A Circular Cap with Helical Piles - DeepFND and HelixPile
  • What type of Pile Analysis can your software do?
    Our foundation piles design software DeepFND and HelixPile can perform axial and lateral analysis of any pile type. The programs can calculate the pile shaft resistance and the bearing capacity of the piles, taking into consideration the pile installation method. In addition, the software can do lateral pile analysis, calculating the pile displacements, moment and shear diagrams for any applied load combination on the pile head.
  • How is the pile cap modelled, rigid or finite stiffness?
    The pile cap is modelled with quadrilateral shell finite elements. The user can post process stress resultants and displacement of the cap.
  • What type of loads can i add on a single pile?
    In DeepFND and HelixPile software, we can add axial loads, lateral loads and external moments on both directions on each single pile head. In addition, we can add a distrubuted lateral load along the pile (user-defined elevations and magnitude). The following list summarizes the loads that can be applied on each axis. - Axial Loads (Z Axis) In DeepFND and HelixPile we can add axial loads on the pile head. A positive axial load magnitude is a compression load (downwards) and a negative magnitude is a tension load (uplift). - Lateral Loads (X Axis) The X-Axis is along the screen. A positive magnitude is a left-to-right load, and a negative magnitude is a right-to-left load. - Lateral Loads (Y Axis) The Y-Axis is on the perpendicular direction of the screen. A positive magnitude is an inwards load, and a negative magnitude is an outwards load (from the screen to the user). - External Moments (X and Y Axis) The external moments on each direction can be defined for each stage. A positive moment magnitude is a counter-clockwise moment, a negative value is a closkwize moment.
  • Which structural section types can i use in DeepFND?
    DeepEX software can design any common pile type in minutes. The user can select the preferred pile type and define fast the wall section properties (dimensions, reinforcement, materials). The following pile types are available: 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
  • Can i check a certain pile under different load combinations?
    In DeepFND and HelixPile software, the user can add construction stages in any foundation pile section model. The stages in our foundation pile design programs work as loading stages, we can access and define tha axial tension and compression loads, as well as, the lateral loads and external moments for different stages and the software will calculate the pile capacities for all load combinations. Figure: Pile Loading in different stages
  • How can i add a CPT log in your software?
    The user can create the file in excel and then export it as tab delimited. The file can be of .txt or .cor format. The files should follow a specific format - 1st row should be parameter names, second row should be the units, and then row by row (without the first column numbering), we need to include four specific columns as presented in the image below: After the cpt log import, the user needs to press on the "Process Data" button, so the rest of the properties are estimated:
  • Is it possible to view the Moment and shear and interaction diagrams used to calculate reinforcement?
    In DeepFND we can view the interaction diagrams for each concrete section. We can also view Moment and shear along the pile, with the capacity indicated with the red lines left and right of the M and Q diagrams. All diagrams, including the interaction diagrams can be included in the exported reports.
  • For a piled raft, how is the influence of the raft on the soil taken into account?
    When the raft option is enabled the soil beneath the cap is considered through a non-linear Winkler base (either elastoplastic or exponential plastic formulation based on user selection). Influence of the raft on the soil is taken into account through the automatic configuration of the free length of the internal piles based on the intersection between the pile influence regions. The soil enclosed within the free length region is considered to be moving along with the cap and piles , thus shear resistance contribution along the perimeter of the piles within the free length region is considered to be zero.
  • Can i create and save my own piles with helix configurations in DeepFND & HelixPile?
    DeepFND and HelixPile software programs can design any common helical pile shape (pipes, square solid and square hollow sections). We can easily select the section shape and define the section parameters (dimensions, material properties etc). On each created pile section, we can fast generate several helix configurations, by defining the number of helixes, the helix plate diameter and thickness, and the plate spacing. All the generated helix configurations can be saved on a partial database, unique for each generated pile. Later, we can simply access and assign one of the generated helix configurations to the pile. We can select to use an external casing on any helical pile, in order to increase the lateral pile capacity. We simply need to define the casing section and the length from the pile top, where the casing is placed. The generated helical pile sections can be saved in a folder in any local device, and they can be loaded in any software file. Finally, any pile in DeepFND and HelixPile can be grouted. For grouted piles, we need to define the grout diameter, and the part of the pile which is grouted.
  • What type of loads can i add on a pile cap?
    In DeepFND and in HelixPile, we can define several loads on a pile cap, as follows: A. Single load at the pile cap centroid This is the default option in the software Wizard. The user can automatically define the maximum axial load on the cap, the maximum lateral loads and external moments on each direction (X and Y axis), as well as the torsional moment that can be applied on the cap. B. Point Loads on User-Defined Locations This option allows the user to create load groups of point loads and define the load coordinates, as well as the magnitude of the axial load, and the lateral load and moment at every axis (X and Y). C. Area Loads on the Pile Cap This option allows the user to assign an area pressure load on the whole cap surface, or at user-defined locations. D. Linear Loads on the Pile Cap This option allows the user to assign linear loads between 2 user-defined points on the pile cap.
  • What in the Max Stress Check result i get in the summary table after the analysis?
    The maximum stress check result is the most critical of all structural and geotechnical checks. DeepFND calculates all and reports there the most critical one (biggest). In general, all checks in the program are (applied force/Capacity). So, Max Stress Check is the most critical of: 1. (Maximum Compression Load) / (Compression Capacity) (Geotechnical check) 2. (Maximum Tension Load) / (Tension Capacity) (Geotechnical check) 3. (Maximum plate reaction) / (Plate Ultimate Capacity) (Structural Check) 4. (Maximum Pile Moment) / (Pile Moment Capacity) (Structural Check)
  • How is the structural resistance determined?
    The structural capacity is calculated in accordance to the standards selected by the user and the nature of the section (concrete, steel, timber, composite etc). The user can define the structural section (concrete piles with internal reinforcing cage, steel casing, drivel steel beams with or without concrete covers, timber piles and then the software uses the corresponding design codes.
  • What theory is used for the lateral pile load analysis?
    The software uses P-Y curves to simulate the soil, while an Euler-Bernoulli beam (elastic or inelastic pile behaviour with distributed plasticity along the pile) is used for the pile. A full FEM analysis engine is currently under development and will be implemented in the DeepFND/HelixPile 2021 versions.
  • How does DeepFND consider the pile cap side lateral response (if the cap is inside the soil)?
    For the lateral resistance contribution of the cap there are 2 mechanisms that need to be included, (a) the passive resistance and (b) the bottom/side friction resistance of the pilecap. We have incorporated an automatic calculation of all the lateral springs of a pile cap. The constitutive laws of the pilecap lateral springs used in the software are illustrated bellow:
  • Is pile to pile interaction taken into account and how?
    The user has a number of options available for the consideration of the group interaction factors. The automatic approach corresponds to the methodology proposed in [1], however an extension has been implemented where influence between piles with different dimensions is taken into account.
  • PILE GROUPS - PILE RAFTS
    DeepFND can design both SinglePiles, 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 Rectangular Pile Caps Triangular Pile Caps Circular Pile Caps Hexagonal Pile Caps Octagonal Pile Caps User-Defined Perimeter Pile Caps Pile Rafts
  • GEOTECHNICAL CAPACITY - PILE TYPES
    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 Micropiles Caissons Helical Piles Implemented Standards: FHWA GEC8 & GEC 10 AASHTO Norlund AASHTO LRFD O’Neil and Reese FHWA 1999
  • STRUCTURAL DESIGN
    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 & 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.
  • SOIL PROPERTIES - SPT RECORDS - CPT LOGS
    The soil types, soil properties and stratigraphies can be easily defined in DeepFND through 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). In DeepFND we can add directly 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
  • SUPERIOR INTERACTIVE INTERFACE
    DeepFND is an extremely user-friendly software, which offers an interactive model interface. In the model area we can create different loading stages and define all project parameters (external loads on the pile head, pile section properties etc.) graphically. All items on the model area (boring, pile, external loads) can be accessed and their properties can be defined through user-friendly dialogs.
  • AUTO MODEL GENERATION & OPTIMIZATION
    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.
  • EXPORTED REPORTS IN PDF & WORD
    DeepFND can generate extensive reports for all examined design sections (piles) and loading stages. The reports in HelixPile 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 DeepFND 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
  • STRUCTURAL - GEOTECHNICAL CODES & STANDARDS
    Deep excavations require compliance with both structural and geotechnical standards. We have you covered with many international design codes and standards for the design and analysis (structural and geotechnical) for all wall types and support systems. You can perform a service or factored design with US, European, Australian, or Chinese standards and easily select and change between several code standards: ACI 318 2019 (Reinforced Concrete 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) Canadian Codes (CSA, NR24-28-2018) Australian Standards (AS 3600, AS/NZS 4100) Chinese Standards (CN)
  • ANALYSIS METHODS: LEM, NonLinear, FEM+
    DeepEX implements all approved scientific methods for the design of deep excavation projects. Easily perform a classical limit equilibrium analysis, non-linear analysis method with elastoplastic Winkler springs (beam on elastoplastic foundations), or a complete Finite Element Analysis. A Finite Element Analysis can be performed if you add and activate our Finite Element Analysis engine DeepFEM in any DeepEX version: Limit Equilibrium Analysis Method (LEM) Non-Linear Analysis Method (NL) Finite Element Analysis Method (FEM) Combined Analysis (LEM+NL) Combined Analysis (LEM+FEM)
  • 3D FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
    Seamlesly generate, analyze and design full scale 3D excavation models with our powerful 3D Finite Element Analysis engine. Generate any 3D FEM model in seconds with our powerful wizards Parametrical model creation and edit – access and edit all the items in the model area in seconds Perform 3D FEM considering full soil-structure interaction Review results in tables for all walls, walers and supports Perform structural checks on all supports and walers Review 3D FEM shadings for soil, walls and supports for all stages
  • SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN DEEPEX
    Perform both structural and geotechnical design of many different support systems. You can add supports graphically on the model area and easily modify by double clicking. Easily change support sections with an extensive implemented steel section database. Cantilever Excavations Anchored Excavations (Tiebacks, Helical Anchors) Braced Excavations (Steel Struts and Rakers) Cofferdams Mechanical and Hydraulic Struts and Walers Top-Down Excavations (Reinforced Concrete Slabs) Stepped Excavations Basement Concrete Slabs Tiedowns and Piles below Base Slabs Foundation Piles for Slope Stability Vertical Steel Columns Fixed and Spring Supports Dead-man Wall Systems Bin Type Wall Systems Box Type Excavations (Steel or Concrete Walers) Circular Shafts
  • GRAVITY WALLS - MARINE WALLS - PILE ABUTMENTS - MSE
    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 MSE Walls - Soil Reinforcements module: It allows the design embankments with soil reinforcements (Steel grids and strips, geogrids, geotextiles) and stone columns. The soil reinforcements can be used for slope stabilizations. Prerequisites: Gravity wall module
  • WALL TYPES IN DEEPEX
    DeepEX can be used for the design and analysis of all commonly used wall types. Define wall section properties in an efficient way through user-friendly dialogs and easily update the structural material lists with new or standard materials. An extensive rebar reinforcement and steel section database has you covered for work anywhere in the world. Soldier Pile and Lagging Walls Sheet Pile Walls (Steel, Wood, Vinyl) Secant Pile Walls Tangent Pile Walls Concrete Diaphragm walls (Slurry Walls) Combined Sheet Pile Walls (King Pile-sheet pile system) Box Sheet Piles Soldier Pile and Tremied Concrete (SPTC Walls) Prestressed and GFRP Walls and Piles
  • SOIL PROPERTIES - SPT RECORDS - CPT LOGS
    The soil types, soil properties and stratigraphies can be easily defined in DeepEX through user-friendly dialogs. Create an unlimited list of soil types and quickly define all soil properties. Quickly estimate soil properties with several estimation tools (SPT, CPT Estimator and other tools with industry accepted methods and estimation equations). The additional, Soil Estimation Reporting and Statistical Analysis module, allows you perform a statistical analysis of estimated soil parameters with a wide range of 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.
  • SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS & 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
  • 2D CUT SECTIONS & 3D EXCAVATION MODELS
    Meed additional design challenges with additional DeepEX modules. Not all deep excavations require the same capabilities. You can expand your solution capabilities with the following DeepEX versions/modules: DeepEX 2D: For the design and optimization of all project 2D design sections. DeepEX 3D: 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: With this module 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. Steel-Connection module: Allows you 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. Export 3D Model & Holograms module: This module allows your the export the deep excavation model to a 3D desktop, virtual reality, or augmented reality (HoloLens) model. Easily visualize the 3D model excavation before it is constructed and communicate with your clients some of the complexities and construction staging. This way check for 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. Finite Element Analysis module: DeepFEM, can be added and activated with 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.
  • TUNNEL SIMULATION & ANALYSIS - SEM, TBM, CUT-AND-COVER
    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.
  • EXPORTED REPORTS IN PDF & 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
  • SOFTWARE INTERFACE & VOICE CONTROL
    DeepEX offers an extremely user-friendly software with an interactive model interface. You can draw supports, loads, and items in the model area for each construction stage, and graphically perform excavations, backfill operations and dewatering. All items on the model area (walls, supports, surface nodes, external loads) can be accessed with the mouse and properties can be changed at any point through user-friendly dialogs. Quickly generate models with a powerful wizard. Last, you can talk to DeepEX and tell it to prepare a deep excavation model "Hey DeepEX.." "Create a 10 meter deep excavation with struts".
  • MULTIPLE DESIGN SECTIONS & CONSTRUCTION STAGES
    All your design can be in a single file. You can create an unlimited number of design sections in the same file, simulating all project wall sections and different excavation depths. In each design sections, different soil parameters and stratigraphies, wall sections, support systems and design assumptions can be defined. Create an unlimited number of construction stages, simulating the full design procedures or conditions in each design section. DeepEX presents extensive results for each stage, assisting with the identification of the most critical condition. Easily examine alternatives within different design sections. This allows you to quickly identify the most critical or most efficient deep excavation solution.
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  • RCsolver Features and Capabilities
    - ACI-318, Eurocode 2, Eurocode 8 Specifications. - EC2 national annexes of more than 10 countries. - Superior interactive interface. - Design and evaluate concrete members in minutes. - Powerful options. - Time-saving design approach. - Design and Assessment modes. - Great for engineers, consultants, and contractors. - Quick evaluation of many alternatives. - Full presentation of all main and partial calculations. - Extensive verification and training examples. - Extensive theory manuals. - Great tool for the teaching and learning of concrete design. - Great tool for the quick estimation of existing reinforcement. - Detailed summary reports in word and pdf.
  • Customizable graphs
    With SiteMaster you can generate customizable time reports at any inclinometer depth.
  • Summary table
    SiteMaster compiles a summary table for all inclinometers, that presents the current project status.
  • Site Map
    Add the site map directly from Google maps, locate inclinometers on a map and view displacement contours.
  • Warning limits
    SiteMaster allows you to preset displacement and velocity warning limits. When a warning limit is exceeded, SiteMaster warns you with the appropriate limit color.
  • Check-sum logic scanner:
    SiteMaster examines checksums readings, pointing out possible inconsistencies with easy to spot colors.
  • Correction Options
    Corrections can be applied either to an inclinometer, or an individual reading. Available correction options include: a) Spiral corrections b) Transpose base corrections c) Transpose points along depth d) Rotational corrections e) Bias shift corrections f) Adjust probe constant for an individual reading. g) Vector displacements with depth
  • Smart Data System
    SiteMaster has an intelligent and flexible data management system. Critical data are stored in XML files, and data can easily be adjusted using windows explorer.
  • Key Plan
    Where is that inclinometer? Use our key plan, pin point that inclinometer.
  • Site plan
    You can enter a site plan view in a JPEG format, customize the scale and plot the maximum displacement progress on plan for all inclinometers.
  • Trench 2019
    - 3-Dimensional stability according to German DIN 4126. - 2-Dimensional stability with wedges or active pressures. - 2D and 3D loads, including buildings etc. - Vary slurry densities, panel dimensions, etc. - Alternative definitions of safety factors. - Use uniform or custom surcharge patterns. - Safety factor given throughout depth of trench. - Multiple analysis combinations with different layers or properties. - Perform parametric studies without changing default data. - User friendly and comprehensive sreen and printer outputs - Metric and English units available.
  • STEELBEAM
    - AISC ASD 9th codes - AISC LRFD 13th - AISC, European, and British steel sections - Check H Beams and Pipe Sections - Section Optimization options - Check multiple sections at once - Full report generation with all equations - Generate reports in Word and Pdf
  • I try to open the program but the main window does not appear in my screen.
    There are a couple of reasons why this might happen: - Your Windows drivers need to be updated. You can run the following file, which is supplementary driver: Update Windows CBIOS Usually this driver upgrade resolves the issue and the software can be accessed normally. The same driver upgrade can assist the Windows in your device to recognise the USB key. In case it's not recognized immediately, or there is an exclamation mark in the device manager of the Operating System for the "Crypto-Box 2 USB" device please let us know, so that we can offer further assistance. - Another instance of the software is still open, or the software was not closed properly. You cannot run 2 instances of the same program. Please take a look at your task bar in case the program is already open. If not, you can take a look at the device's Task Manager. If the program appears open in the background, you can try to force stop it from the Task Manager and try to open it again. - You had an external monitor with higher resolution previously connected. Hover mouse over the taskbar button, wait for the preview small window to appear, right click, select to move the window. Bring it in view either with arrow keys or with the mouse. Arrow keys tend to work better. (try left and up)
  • I can access only the LEM analysis method - the other methods seem unavailable.
    If you see in the Analysis Methods only the LEM option as available, it means that probably during the first use of the program you selected the option to lock all other methods. To reverse that, you can do the following: 1. Open the Documents folder in your pc and locate a subfolder named DeepEXTemporaryFiles 2. Locate and delete a file named AnalysisStartMethod 3. Open the software. A window will pop up, asking you to select which method will be selected each time you open the program (i would recommend to keep selected the option for LEM, as it is the method that you should run first in most cases, but this is up to you). At this point, please make sure that the option far down in this window is NOT SELECTED - this is the option that locks all other methods and allows the use of LEM only.
  • Is DeepEX a Finite Element analysis software?
    DeepEX introduces a new additional module, the Finite Element Analysis. The new module enables users to analyze conditions, that consider full soil-structure-interaction. Elasticty models include Linear elastoplastic, and hyberbolic soil models. With the finite element analysis module activated, the software capabilities are greatly expanded and the software can take into consideration neightbouring structures and foundation piles, analyze SEM and TBM tunnels and much more. With FEM, DeepEX provides practically all methods of analysis for deep excavation design. The basic version does not include Finite Elements, though, our Non-linear analysis engine produces close-to-the-reality wall deflections and wall moments. External comparisons prove that the results using DeepEX are very close to the one produced by other Finite Element analysis programs.
  • Which analysis method should I use?
    The selection of the analysis method is a responsibility of the end user. All methods have certain advantages and limitations, so it is usually highly recommended that we perform all types of analysis and consider the most critical results. Conventional Limit Equilibrium Analysis Method is usually required. Non-linear Analysis Method results are usually more realistic, especially in multi-level excavation projects, since the construction staging is taken into consideration. Finite Element Method is considered to produce very accurate results. It can analyze conditions that consider full soil-structure interaction.
  • What analysis methods do you include in DeepEX software?
    DeepEX Software implements all common methods for the design and analysis of deep excavations systems. In the basic version (software core), the program includes the conventional Limit Equilibrium Method, as well as the Non-linear Analysis method (with use of elastoplastic Winkler springs). Finally, a combined method (LEM+NL) is availabe. With the Finite Element Analysis additional, optional module, the user can include in the software the advanced FEM engine of the software (DeepFEM) and analyze wall systems with the Finite Element Analysis method, considering full soil-structure interaction. Conventional Limit Equilibrium Analysis Method (LEM). Limit equilibrium is an analysis method, where limit state conditions are assumed. For excavations and earth retaining structures this usually means that earth pressures are assumed on both the retained and excavated sides. These pressures may represent a failure state such as active or passive lateral earth pressures, or an assumed redistribution such as diagrams by Peck or FHWA. In Limit Equilibrium Analysis, the retaining wall is analyzed to provide moment and force equilibrium, when possible. Support reactions are also calculated, typically by using the tributary area method. Non-Linear (Beam on elastoplastic foundations) Method (NL). DeepEX implements a non-linear finite element code for the analysis of the mechanical behavior of flexible earth retaining structures during all the intermediate steps of an open excavation. The non-linear engine is empowered by many unique advanced features. DeepEX offers the following elastoplastic soil models: a) Linear elastic - perfectly plastic b) Hyperbolic soil model c) Subgrade reaction soil model d) Small Strain Hardening model On the reloading part, every soil model has a linear reloading elasticity parameter. Such a parameter should typically range from 2 to 4 times the loading elasticity value (with average 3). In excavations, the reloading elasticity parameter typically describes the remaining soil below the excavation while the loading elasticity is mostly applicable for soil on the retained side. In a non-linear analysis the excavatio n models reduced to a plane problem, in which a unit wide slice of the wall is analyzed, as outlined in the Figure below. Therefore, DeepEX is not suitable to model excavation geometries in which three-dimensional effects may play an important role. In the modelling of the soil-wall interaction, the very simple yet popular Winkler approach is adopted. The retaining wall is modelled by means of beam elements with transversal bending stiffness EI; the soil is modelled by means of a double array of independent elastoplastic springs; at each wall grid point, two opposite springs converge at most. Limit Equilibrium and Non-Linear Analysis Combination Method (LEM+NL). In this case, DeepEX will first use the LEM method in order to calculate the wall embedment safety factors, and then will run the analysis with the soil springs in order to calculate all other parameters (support reactions, soil pressures, wall moment and shear stresses, wall displacements etc.). In stepped excavations and deadman wall systems, a part of the passive pressures of the back wall is transferred to the front wall as an active impact load when the LEM or the LEM+NL methods are used. The magnitude of this additional load is affected by several parameters, like the depth of the back wall (thus the passive pressures), the distance between the two walls etc. Finite Element Analysis Method (FEM). FEM analysis can consider all construction stage effects and enables us to model full soil-structure interaction. Soil is modelled with a mesh of quadratic triangular finite elements. DeepEX does all the stiffness calculations and help s us to estimate FEM analysis parameters. In FEM, the soil model of each soil type can be defined easily. DeepEX has implemented several models like Mohr-Coulomb, Soil Hardening, Cam Clay and more. It considers drained and undrained clay behavior and it can perform water flow analysis. DeepFEM can be used within the DeepEX software interactive interface, to analyze composite models like braced excavations with struts and rakers. Anchored walls. Deadman wall systems and more. It can calculate all analysis results – soil and water pressures, wall moment shear and displacement diagrams, support reactions, structural and geotechnical ratios, surface settlements and more. The results can be presented in tables and graphically on the model area for each stage. Limit Equilibrium and Finite Element Combination Method (LEM+FEM). In this case, DeepEX will first use the LEM method in order to calculate the wall embedment safety factors, and then will run the analysis with the finite elements in order to calculate all other parameters (support reactions, soil pressures, wall moment and shear stresses, wall displacements etc.). In stepped excavations and deadman wall systems, a part of the passive pressures of the back wall is transferred to the front wall as an active impact load when the LEM or the LEM+NL methods are used. The magnitude of this additional load is affected by several parameters, like the depth of the back wall (thus the passive pressures), the distance between the two walls etc.
  • What water analysis methods do you include in DeepEX?
    The software offers the following options for modeling groundwater: Hydrostatic: Applicable for both conventional and elastoplastic analysis. In ELP, hydrostatic conditions are modeled by extending the “wall lining” effect to 100 times the wall length below the wall bottom. Figure: Water pressures – Simplified flow Simplified flow: Applicable for both conventional and elastoplastic analysis. This is a simplified 1D flow around the wall. In the NL analysis mode, the traditional NL water flow option is employed. Figure: Water pressures – Hydrostatic pressures Full Flow Net analysis: Applicable for both conventional and elastoplastic analysis. Water pressures are determined by performing a 2D finite difference flow analysis. In NONLINEAR, water pressures are then added by the UTAB command. The flownet analysis does not account for a drop in the phreatic line. Figure: Water pressures – Full flownet User pressures: Applicable for both conventional and NL anal