RE Shoring Wall 2017 Shoring Design Software

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Continuous Element Walls:

secant pile

sheet pile

tangent pile

slurry / soil-cutter-mix

Discrete Element Walls:

soldier pile

drilled shaft

LRFD and ASD Methods

The building industry has largely shifted away from Allowable Stress Design (ASD) in favor of Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD), which requires factoring each load separately. RE Shoring Wall supports both Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Allowable Stress Design (ASD), and when the LRFD method is used, design time wil be reduced significantly.

Supported and Cantilevered Walls

Calculates embedment for both cantilevered and supported walls. Supports can be internal (e.g., Rakers, Struts), or external (e.g., Tiebacks, Deadmen), flat or angled, and can be modeled as rigid or as springs.

Unlimited Number of Supports

Any number of supports can be entered, each with its own individual properties, which include Type (Internal or External), Angle, Stiffness, and a Coefficient of Friction (for Tieback design).

Fixed Earth and Free Earth Embedment Calculation Methods

Choice of Fixed Earth or Free Earth embedment calculation method, providing the flexibility to use the best method for each project.

Finite Element Method (FEM) Analysis

RE Shoring Wall utilizes the Finite Element Method (FEM) of analysis to solve an indeterminate beam problem by iterating to a solution.

Discrete Element and Continuous Walls

Capable of modeling any type of shoring wall that has Active and Passive pressures. Common types of continuous walls include sheetpile, slurry, soil-cutter-mix, tangent pile, and secant pile. Typical Discrete Element walls include soldier pile, drilled shafts, and driven piles. Can also be used to design foundations for signage, sound walls, and many other shaft foundations subject to a lateral load, resisted by a passive pressure, with or without supports.

Includes Steel Structural Shape, Wood, and Sheetpile Databases

RE Shoring Wall comes with several databases, including the AISC shapes database for all "W" and "HP" shapes, a sheetpile database with more than 60 of the most common sheetpile shapes, and a Woods database of selected woods and grades from the National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS) that are commonly used for lagging. The data in these databases is made available via drop-down lists built right into the forms.

RE Shoring Wall also includes a database of the NAVFAC graphical method for calculating passive pressures specified by AASHTO, CAL TRANS, and many other governing agencies.

Many shoring programs include a Shapes database. A few programs also have a Sheetpile database. One other program is known to have the NAVFAC database, and another program is known to have a Woods database. No other program except RE Shoring Wall is known to have all of these, and those that have at least 3 of these cost many times more than RE Shoring Wall. Save money and time by having all these databases in one program.


RE Shoring Wall provides multiple codes and versions to select from. For privately funded jobs we include the AISC specification required by the International Building Code (IBC) in the Allowable Stress (ASD) and Load and Resistance Factor (LRFD) design methods, for publically funded jobs we include the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) code in several editions to select from. Selection of a steel section from the database is required for a Code Compliance Check.

Other shoring programs claim to have a code check but have no choice of codes, or if they do a code check it's a basic flexural check. Most programs that do a code check do not allow the engineer to select basic steel design parameters such as Elastic or Plastic analysis, use of rx or ry, End Condition "K" factor, Coefficient of Bending Factor (Cb) and others. While these programs technically do a "code check", it does not meet the stricter requirement of AASHTO, CAL TRANS, and other agencies. What good is a code check if you can't actually use it to verify that your design conforms to the appropriate construction code?

RE Shoring Wall allows you to select from several codes in versions that cover several years, then you can customize the check by selecting specific parameters to meet more stringent state and local codes. RE Shoring Wall's Code Check Report includes checks for flexural and shear compliance and if axial loads are present, an Axial, and Bending-and-Axial check. All code references and formula numbers are printed to the report. The Code Check Report is complete, concise, clear, and well organized. View a sample Code Check Report.

Using other shoring programs, once you have finished the wall design, you have to check your sections for code compliance. By using RE Shoring Wall, you will save you hours of work by doing both tasks in one step.

Interactive User Interface

RE Shoring Wall includes an always in view, dynamic graphic, that draws the wall, supports, and pressure diagrams as you enter the data. It also includes textual information that is entered like: Shaft Diameter, Shaft Spacing, Code selected, Load Factors for each pressure diagram, and much more information. Pressure Diagrams are drawn to scale so they appear similar to the pressure diagrams in the Geotechnical Engineers report. Typical engineering symbols are used to convey information like; Fixed pile tip vs. Pinned pile tip, or Rigid Support, vs. Spring Support. Color is also used to convey information like; which pressures will be used in a Load Case and which will be excluded. The goal is to prevent input errors that may not be caught until the report is reviewed; this saves time by not having to redo work.

Loads are Entered as Pressures

Active and passive loads are entered as pressures, rather than as soil parameters (e.g., Friction Angle Φ, Soil Weight γ, Back slope Β). This makes sense, because most construction projects today include a geotechnical report containing equivalent fluid pressure diagrams. A geotechnical report is required for most public works construction projects. Engineers no longer go to the job site to take a soil sample, and look up the soil parameters in tables.

Using a program that requires soil parameters usually requires fudging the soil parameters to get the pressures to match the geotechnical report. If you have to apply a Load Factor, it becomes very messy and difficult for a back checker to follow.

RE Shoring Wall has a soil pressure module for cases where calculating soil pressures based on soil parameters is required. The module includes 2 methods for calculating Active Pressures and 3 methods for calculating Passive Pressures, including the prescribed AASHTO methods.

Ease of Use

Re Shoring Wall provides many input boxes, but a guiding principal to our software design is that you can get a simple answer in seconds. One of the problems with making powerful software is it can become difficult to use for the novice or requires a lot of input to get a basic answer. For example, to design a cantilevered sheet pile wall, input Wall Height, select Output-per-foot of wall, input Active and Passive pressure, click Run and get results for Embedment, stresses and deflections. RE Shoring Wall is designed from the ground up to keep it simple. Most fields have a default value that is shown when entering data. Fields that are not used are cleared and made inactive so you do not have to wonder if you should enter a value in them. The Shoring Design form is divided into Tabs (Wall, Section, Support, Active, and Passive) with each Tab covering a specific area of the analysis. The Tabs are further broken down with related inputs grouped together. Separate forms for Soil Pressure Analysis and Lagging Design keep these tools at your fingertips but out of the way when they are not needed.

Calculation Formulas are Provided

RE Shoring Wall is designed to be used by professional engineers. We want the engineer to know exactly how results are calculated. What sets RE Shoring Wall apart from the competition are options. Most shoring programs give you one method for calculating: Soil Pressure, Embedment, Axial Capacity, Deflection, Wall Stresses, Code Compliance, etc. RE Shoring Wall gives you options, not just options in the calculation method used, but further options on the coefficient values used in a particular method. With all these choices knowing how a coefficient is used in a formula is critical to selecting the right method and inputting the coefficient values that accurately model your specific condition, so we proudly list formulas on Reports and publish them in the Help Files.