New Additional Modules in DeepEX 2021
Marine-Quay Walls - Wave Pressures (New Module $1150)
Seawalls and quay walls present several unique design challenges versus traditional gravity walls. The new Marine-Quay walls module implements a wide range of methods for vertical sea walls and sea mounts:
- Load combinations for British Standards 6349 Parts 1-2 (Marine Structures-Quay Walls)
- Wave pressures with Sainflou, McConnel, Proverbs. Automatic or manual methods.
- Average overtopping volume calculations.
- Block/segmental walls with individual shear resistances and densities
- Quay caisson walls (3D) with infill zones. The program can calculate the 3D weight
- Quay wall wizard that allows you to generate typical sections in minutes.
Steel-Connections (New Module $950)
Steel connection design can be time consuming for deep excavation design. The new Steel-Connection module allows you to easily generate all steel connections for walers to struts, and corner walers. Once a design is complete the steel connections can be optimized with a click of the button. The program will then automatically adjust weld sizes and apply plate stiffeners if required. Steel-connections can be evaluated with AISC 360-16 allowable or LRFD.
New & Improved Features
Google Maps Project Placement (3D Frame Analysis Improvement)
Google maps could be inserted from the earlier version – DeepEX 2020, with the 3D Frame Analysis addon. In the new version you can work directly in a Google map that is movable.
Import 3D Buildings from Google Maps (3D Frame Analysis Improvement)
Adjacent structures and buildings play a very important role in urban deep excavations. From understanding the building size, to loads, and evaluating the potential impact of the new excavation on a structure these are critical challenges that engineers face. We make your life easier, utilizing the Google Maps/Earth database you can now import adjacent buildings. DeepEX will import the buildings in the correct latitude-longitude positions. The program understands the building footprint and can estimate building loads with a little assistance. These capabilities are available with the HoloDeepEX module.
Prestressed Concrete and GFRP Walls and Piles (General Improvement)
New wall sections have been added for prestressed concrete piles and sections reinforced with GFRP. Design capacities are calculated with AASHTO LRFD methods. Strands type and other control parameters are fully implemented. Prestressed piles and GFRP sections are commonly used in bulkheads to minimize corrosion effects.
Tunnels in 3D map (3D Frame Analysis Improvement / HoloDeepEX)
Draw existing tunnels in 3D for visualization in HoloDeepEX in 3D, augmented reality or virtual reality.
Design of Tunnels (Finite Element Analysis Improvement)
Model TBM, NATM or box tunnels in the finite element analysis. Wizards give you flexibility to easily create oval, and complex tunnel geometries.
Splays in Frame Module (3D Frame Analysis Improvement)
Draw splays on struts to provide increased open spacing.
New Option in FEM Analysis (Finite Element Analysis Improvements)
The small strain hardening soil model will be available in DeepEX 2021. The SSHS model allows for the soil stiffness to change depending on the experienced shear strains. The SSHS model typically performs better than the exponential soil model (hardening) at predicting settlement response.
Multi-core Analysis (General Improvement)
Speeding up calculations, the new version takes advantage of multiple threading cores to deliver results faster.
New Structural Codes (General Improvement)
- AASHTO LRFD 9th load combinations
- AASHTO LRFD 9th steel design
- BS 6349 Parts 1-2 Load combinations for Marine Structures and Quay Walls
New Analysis Methods (General Improvement)
Chicago CTA apparent earth pressure diagram and methods.
Improved slope stability automatic search procedure (Slope Stability Analysis Improvement)
Our implemented automatic critical slope surface search method is now improved, with increased accuracy on the discovery of the most critical surface, and with faster calculations.