RE Shoring Wall 2017 Shoring Design Software

About RE Shoring Wall

RE Shoring Wall is state-of-the-art software for designing shoring systems using current industry standards and methods. Shoring Design, Lagging Design, and Lateral Soil Pressure Analysis are combined into one powerful, user-friendly application.

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Uses

Design supported and cantilevered systems that are subject to lateral loads and develop their resistance through Passive Earth Pressure. Validate your design by performing a code compliance check against the selected construction code.

  • Non-Gravity Retaining Wall Systems:
    • Discrete Element walls: Soldier Pile, Drilled Shafts, etc.
    • Continuous Element walls: Sheet Pile, Slurry, Tangent Pile, Secant Pile, Soil Cutter Mix, etc.
  • Shaft Foundations:
    • Billboards
    • Highway Signage
    • Flagpole Foundations
    • Gates

Shoring Design Key Features:

  • LRFD Oriented: Supports both LRFD and ASD design methods
  • Finite Element Method (FEM) Analysis of Wall Elements
  • Designs Supported and Unsupported Walls
  • Choice of Embedment Calculation Methods: Fixed Earth and Free Earth
  • Unlimited Number of Supports
  • Model Supports as External (Tieback or Deadman) or Internal (Strut or Raker)
  • Supports can be modeled as Rigid Supports or as Spring Supports
  • Each Support has its own properties to enable modeling different types of supports on the same wall
  • Optional Code Compliance Check includes multiple versions of AASHTO and AISC code standards
  • Database of AISC Wide Flange and many Sheet Pile shapes to choose from
  • Calculates the Axial Capacity of the Wall System
  • Allows for Applying Axial Loads
  • Dynamic Graphic displays key wall parameters, section properties, supports and pressure data entered
  • Results Summary
  • Graphs: Loading, Shear, Moment, and Deflection
  • Comprehensive Wall Report (shoring report)
  • Comprehensive Code Check Report
Wall tab

Wall tab (click to zoom)

Wall tab

Basic wall geometry (Wall Height, Pile Spacing, Shaft Diameter), analysis width (Per Pile Spacing or Per Foot of Wall) and Embedment Calculation Method (Fixed Earth or Free Earth) are entered on the Wall tab.

Available parameters for optionally calculating and comparing the axial capacity to the axial demand: Axial Capacity Calculation (SHAFT, SHEETPILE, SLURRY), Skin Friction, Sheetpile Area Multiplier, Wall Height Above Retained Soil, Allowable End Bearing Pressure, End Area Override, Applied Axial Load.

Dynamic Graphic

The dynamic graphic displayed on the right side of the Shoring Design form provides a visual representation of the design. It includes key wall parameters, section properties, supports and pressure information, and updates as data is entered/changed. Useful for confirming which of the pressures entered will be included in the current analysis case.

Section tab

Optional fields for definining wall elements and specifying a code compliance check.

Define the stiffness of the vertical wall element by selecting a wide flange or sheet pile from the drop down list or entering Moment of Inertia and Youngs Modulus.

To run a code compliance check, select a Section or Sheetpile and Code Version. The Code Check can be customized to meet more restrictive state and local codes by defining these flexural and axial analysis parameters: Yield Strength (Fy), Unbraced Length (Lb), Flexural Limit, Bending Coefficient (Cb), Controlling Radius of Gyration, End Condition (K).

Code Version
Section tab

Section tab (click image to zoom)

Supports tab

Supports tab (click image to zoom)

Supports tab

Any number of supports can be entered. Supports can be modeled as rigid or flexible. Supports can be modeled as Permanent Ground Anchor (PGA), Tieback, Deadman, Strut, or Raker by specifying the Support Type and Angle.

Advanced features allow for defining the stiffness of a support to more accurately predict deflections. No-Load and Bond lengths are automatically calculated for EXTERNAL supports.

The No-Load Length and Bond Length are reported in the Support Forces section of the Wall Report.

Active Pressure tab

Six sets of active pressure controls are provided for maximum flexibility and to support both LRFD and ASD design methods. Each active pressure group can contain any number of pressure segments.

Each active pressure group can be identified by a Load Type, which can be either selected from a list or user-defined. Load Types are included in active pressure data reported in the Wall Report, which speeds up the back-checking process.

Each Active Pressure group has a Load Factor field. The load factor entered will be applied to all pressure values in that pressure group. Active earth pressures can be entered exactly as they appear on the geotechnical report, or can be entered with load factor already applied by setting Load Factor to 1.0. This results in significant time savings. Pressure values can also be entered with load factor already applied by setting Load Factor to 1.0.

Any active pressure group can be excluded from a shoring run by setting Load Factor zero. You can enter all active earth pressures at the beginning of the design process, and enable/disable pressure groups as needed for each load case.

Active Pressure tab

Active Pressure tab (click image to zoom)

Passive Pressure tab

Passive Pressure tab (click image to zoom)

Passive Pressure tab

Any number of passive earth pressure segments can be entered into the passive pressure data grid.

The Load Factor field applies the specified load factor to all passive pressure values entered in the passive pressure data grid. Passive earth pressures can be entered exactly as they appear on the geotechnical report, or can be entered with load factor already applied by setting Load Factor to 1.0.

The Soil Arching Factor field applies to all passive pressures specified.

Results tab

Key results corresponding to the design parameters are displayed at the end of each shoring run. This information is useful in perfecting the design, often without having to read reports.

Results include:

  • Run Status (complete/incomplete)
  • Wall Results
  • Support Axial Load
  • Section Results (if Code Version selected)
  • Errors (if any)
  • Warnings (if any)
Results tab

Results tab (click image to zoom)

Graphs tab

Graphs (click to zoom)

Graphs tab

The following graphs are displayed at the end of each shoring design run to provide a quick visual confirmation of loads, stresses and deflections:

  • Load (klf) vs. Depth
  • Shear (kips) vs. Depth
  • Moment (kip-ft) vs. Depth
  • Delta (in.) vs. Depth

The Load graph provides visual confirmation of the loading and identifies the point at which the combined loading transitions from positive to negative. The Shear, Moment, and Delta graphs are useful in determining support locations. All four graphs print to a single page.

Wall Report

Every shoring design run generates a shoring wall report that contains the information required to obtain a building permit, including wall geometry (embedment depth, shaft diameter, pile spacing), support geometry (support elevations, no-load and bond lengths), and support forces.

The Wall Report includes the following sections:

  • Project Information
  • Wall Geometry
  • Pile Section Properties
  • Support Conditions
  • No-Load Geometry
  • Axial Capacity
  • Input Pressures
  • Active Pressure Profile
  • Passive Pressure Profile
  • Maximum Forces
  • Nodal Output
Wall Report Page 1

Wall Report Page 1

Wall Report Page 2

Wall Report Page 2

Wall Report Page 3

Wall Report Page 3

Code Compliance Check

The optional code compliance check covers both International Building Code (IBC) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) codes:

  • AISC ASD 2013
  • AISC LRFD 2013
  • AASHTO LRFD 2012
  • AASHTO LRFD 2014

The code compliance report includes the following sections:

  • Project Information
  • Loads
  • Analysis Parameters
  • Section Properties
  • Shaft Clearance Check (for Wide Flange)
  • Flexural
  • Shear
  • Axial Compression or Axial Tension
  • Combined Flexural and Axial
Code Version

Code Version

Code Check Report Page 1

Code Check Report Page 1

Code Check Report Page 2

Code Check Report Page 2