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GEO5 - Sheeting Check

GEO5 - Sheeting Check
GEO5 - Sheeting Check
GEO5 - Sheeting Check
GEO5 - Sheeting Check
GEO5 - Sheeting Check
GEO5 - Sheeting Check
GEO5 - Sheeting Check
GEO5 - Sheeting Check
GEO5 - Sheeting Check
GEO5 - Sheeting Check

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GEO5 - Sheeting Check

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This program is used to make advanced design of embedded retaining walls using the method of elasto-plastic non-linear analysis.

It allows the user to model the real structure behavior using stages of construction, to calculate the deformation and pressures acting upon the structure, to verify the internal anchor stability or to verify cross-sections (steel, RC, timber) and the bearing capacity of the anchors.

The GEO5 Sheeting Design program can be used to make basic design of the required length of the structure in soil, to calculate the internal forces on the structure or to verify cross-sections.

Main Features

  • Method of elasto-plastic non-linear analysis i.e. the magnitude of pressures acting upon a structure depend on its deformation
  • Variety of pre-defined types of cross-section:
    • Pile wall (Secant pile wall, Tangent pile wall, Contiguous pile wall)
    • Soldier pile wall (Berliner wall) - Steel cross section (I, HEB)
    • Sheet pile wall
      • Steel cross-sections (Skyline, Arcelor Mittal, Vítkovice Steel, Agastyl, ThyssenKrupp, Gerdau, Bethlehem Steel, Mer Lion Metals)
      • Vinyl cross-sections (CMI, ESP Everlast Synthetic Products)
    • Concrete rectangular walls (Diaphragm wall, Milano walls)
    • Steel-concrete cross-sections
    • Timber pole wall
    • Other – possibility to input own material characteristics
  • Anchored, strutted and cantilevered walls supported 
  • Generally layered soil environment
  • Built-in database of soil parameters
  • Arbitrary number of surcharges applied to structures (strip, trapezoidal, concentrated load)
  • Modelling of water in front of and behind structures, modelling of artesian water
  • Built-in database of anchors:
    • Pre-stressed bar anchors (VSL, Dywidag, ARCO, SAS)
    • Strand anchors (VSL, Dywidag)
    • Helical anchors (Helical Anchors Ltd, Chance, MacLean)
    • Anchor bars (VSL, Minova)
    • Deadman anchors
  • Bearing capacity of anchors (Anchor Strength, pull-out Resistence (soil), Pull-out Resistence (grouting))
  • Analysis of non prestressed anchors and soil nails 
  • Analysis according to the theory limit states and safety factor
  • Verification of internal stability of anchors
  • Various methods for the evaluation of the modulus of subsoil reaction (Schmitt, Ménard, Chadeisson)
  • Automatic or manual iteration of modulus of subgrade reaction
  • EN 1997 – option to choose partial factors based on National Annexes
  • EN 1997 – option to choose all design approaches, consider design situations
  • General shape of terrain behind the structure
  • Berms in front of the structure
  • Analysis of earth pressures in effective and total parameters
  • Earthquake effects (Mononobe-Okabe, Arrango, Chinese standards)
  • Check the failure by heave and verification of failure by piping of soil
  • Possibility to consider minimum dimensioning pressure
  • Struts and springs can be defined
  • Envelope of internal forces for individual construction stages
  • The structure can be loaded by specified forces and moments
  • Dimensioning of RC, steel and timber cross-sections according to various standards (EC, BS, SNiP, CSN, Chinese standards etc.)

Explanation of Product Terms

Hardware Key (Hardlock/HW Key): Hardlock is a piece of hardware (i.e. USB or dongle) used to eliminate software piracy. Therefore, the software only runs on a computer with connected hardlock. Licenses locked to hardware key are not limited to one computer, but to any computer with connected hardlock. For example, it allows the users to run programs on an office computer or on a notebook out of the office. For larger companies we offer Network hardlocks, which are attached to one computer on a network allowing product usage on other computers connected to the same network.

Software Key (SW Key): Software key is a unique code (Token) that is installed on a user’s computer, which works in a similar way like a hardlock. This key is bound to the hardware of a given computer. The first installation on the client’s computer is done using the software key Token. The software key is bound to the hardware parameters of a given computer on which the key is installed. If these parameters are changed the software cannot be launched until the issue is resolved by reporting the Hardware Changes (to restore the full functionality).

Token: Token is a onetime use unique code to install the software key on the client’s computer. For example, “1234_5_ABCDEFGHXYZABCLO” (1234 is user number, 5 is key sequence number)

Local Licence (Software Key): If you buy a local licence with a software key, the software can be installed and used on one computer only. If you buy a new computer, the key can be transferred (only if you have the commercial version of software). The software key is sent by email within working hours. Individual programs can be installed using one or more local keys according to individual user needs.

Local Licence (Hardware Key): If you buy a local licence with a hardlock, you can install the programs on an arbitrary number of computers, however the programs will only work on the computer to which the hardlock is connected. Individual programs can be installed using one or more local keys according to individual user needs.

Network Licence (Hardware Key): Our network licences are only distributed with a hardlock. If you buy a network licence, you may use the software on more computers in the network. The maximum number of users that can work with the software at once is given by the number of purchased licences (i.e Max. 10 users or Max. 50 users). In order to run the application, the appropriate network hardlock has to be connected to a computer in the network. 

Software Maintenance: Fine Maintenance subscribers get all updates and upgrades (new Editions) for free. Software Maintenance is available as an annual subscription for the amount of 15% of the software program and can be purchased in conjunction with your Local or Network licence. Please contact ETIA if you already have a Local/Network licence and would like to purchase maintenance separately.