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Retaining Wall

Basic Version for Retaining Wall, incl. Wall Design Tool

New Features

With version 19.0, RTwalls now has a program environment that makes graphic-interactive editing even easier and opens up at the same time  new possibilities. With the result output via RTreport, different output formats as short, long and detail lists can now be individually adapted to the requirements of the user or an individual project. The following new features are available:

  • New program environment with overview at a glance
  • Practical user guidance for different wall types
  • Simple quick input for every wall type
  • User-oriented modular concept for sheet piles, soldier pile walls, bored pile walls and slotted walls
  • Menu band for input, calculation and design as well as evaluation
  • Modern program environment with tree views, table input and clear property table
  • Various functional enhancements such as preview/optimization of geotechnical verifications
  • Differentiation of loads using load cases with attributes
  • Optional user-defined combination of loads according to predefined design situations
  • New output list with individual configuration and filter options
  • Adaptation to the latest version of the Eurocodes and executability under Windows®10
Information on the optional load case combination

Until now RTwalls had a completely automatic combination formation whereby all loads are globally assigned to the permanent and variable loads. All loads are included in the design combination as full loads. A differentiated assignment of combination coefficients for different variable loads, mutually exclusive loads or the exclusion of a load component from a combination cannot be considered in one calculation run.

In the new version of RTwalls, in addition to the previously automatically generated full load combination, further user-defined combinations can also be defined. Now, more differentiated considerations can be made with regard to the loads to be applied per construction stage, per design situation and per boundary condition. Thus, the design of shoring walls can be controlled in a targeted manner and a considerably more economical verification can be achieved in one calculation run.

 

 

Overview

  • retaining walls for deep excavations incl. wall dimensioning
  • Polygonal ground level with ground and material database
  • Berms on valley and earth side
  • Vertical sheet pile, soldier pile, bored pile or slotted wall with different wall designs
  • Profile DB for I, IPE, HE, U and 2xU profiles as well as sheet piling of the types Arbed, Hoesch, Larssen, Corus, British Steel and Skyline
  • Supports or anchors with/without prestressing for cantilever, one-span and multi-span girders with different base supports
  • Different excavation / retreating stages included
  • Hydrostatic data entry of water levels in front of and behind the wall
  • Verification for sum of vertical forces, required anchor lengths, slope stability incl. friction circle analysis and anchor design as well as design of the wall

 

Benefits

As a geotechnical application, RTwalls in particular offers the following advantages:

  • clearly arranged and efficient working surface with support of parameterised inputs
  • completely graphic-oriented input with optimum control of all modifications
  • fast familiarisation with introductory example
  • simple calculation and design of different wall systems with arbitrary anchorages or outriggers 
  • usage of templates
  • clearly arranged and continuous result output including preselection for graphics

RTwalls SCREENSHOTS

Cover Picture: Shutterstock_106236803, RIB Software SE

 

What are the differences between RTwalls and RTwalls EXPERT?

Function

RTWALLS

RTWALLS-Expert

Number of soil layers

5

unlimited

Soil layers shape

horizontal

polygonal

Water layers shape

horizontal

polygonal

Number of anchors or supports

5

unlimited

Anchor prestressed

no

yes

Anchor elastic

no

yes

Preset active earth pressure

no

yes

Preset passive earth pressure

no

yes

Preset water pressure

no

yes

Preset bedding

no

yes

Consideration of EB 102

no

yes

Adaptive modification of the elastic bedding for upstream earth pressure

no

yes

Earth resistance at the bottom of the wall as negative load

no

yes

Auflager elastisch/mit Drehfeder

no

yes

Hydraulic failure

no

yes

Different water levels

no

yes

Consideration of earthquake loads

no

yes

earth pressure according Culmann approach

no

yes

earth resistance according Gudehus approach

no

yes

Contact sales structural engineering

Silke Bauer
+49 711 7873 157
structuralengineering@rib-software.com

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