Shear Force, Bending Moment and Deflection
- The calculation of shear force, bending moment and deflection have been completely rewritten to improve accuracy when numerous thin layers are defined near the toe and these are a mixture of granular and cohesive soils.
- There is little effect on single frame designs, but the bending moment may be reduced (occasionally increased) for multiple frame solutions.
- The online Help has been revised.
- The Reports option has been improved. The changes include a report on Section Modulus. The minimum section modulus is displayed, along with an indication if the selected section modulus is adequate for the design.
- Rules of Thumb has been improved. More information is given, including an indication if more than one rule has been applied.
- An option for applying Rowe’s Moment Reduction has been added. The reduction factor is entered in the Wall page.
- Various minor improvements have been made, and minor bugs have been fixed.
Same great features as before:
- Completely graphical, easy to use interface For Windows 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000 and XP
- Simple to install
- Customizable database for soils, sheet piles and clients
- Analyzes steel, vinyl, aluminum or pultruded fiberglass sheet piling
- Assists design of both cantilever and anchored walls using free earth and fixed earth support methods
- Uses accepted methodology of classical sheet pile wall design
- Rankine, Coulomb and Terzaghi pressure models available
- Passive softening may be switched on or off
- Alternative methods of modeling cohesive soils, including tension cracks
- Water table may be defined above ground level
- Sloping ground allowed
- Multiple soil layers may be entered
- Addresses issues directly relating to Microsoft Windows XP
- Allows entering the factor of safety by reducing the passive lateral earth pressure coefficient for both cohesionless and cohesive soils, as required by some codes and recommended by many authorities
- Supports may be placed above ground level
- Frame loads analyzed by the area
- Distribution or hinge methods
- Can be used with single and multiple wale designs
- Graphical or tabular display of pressure, shear force, bending moment or deflection
- Graphs may be superimposed on the main design diagram or shown with axes
- Point and click editing of designs
- Prints out in attractive format you can customize with your firm’s name and stamp
- Checks and reports for designs not conforming to safety factors, or stress or load requirements
- Rules of thumb feature offers additional safety option
- Metric or imperial units; work in metric and produce imperial output, or vice versa
- Complete context-sensitive and searchable help for all aspects of program operation
- Allows the input of sloping backfill on the excavation (passive) side of the wall in addition to the soil (active) side
- Gives new alerts for excessive deflection and many other conditions