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Design of a Soldier Pile Wall Braced with Rakers

Video Example: Design of a Soldier Pile Wall Braced with Rakers and a Heelblock

In this example we will design a braced soldier pile wall, supporting a 25ft excavation. The model and analysis have been designed with DeepEX - Shoring Design Software, using the classical limit equilibrium analysis method.

A. Project Description

This design example presents a case with a braced excavation system, supporting a 25ft excavation.  Four soil layers are considered, and a 0.6 ksf surcharge is included at the top. The wall section is soldier piles (HP16x101 @ 8ft) with 2'' timber lagging. The wall is supported by 2 rows of rakers, that are both based on the same heelblock. The figure below presents the completed  excavation model.

The analysis is performed with the Limit Equilibrium Analysis method.


B. Example Video

C. Braced Soldier Pile Wall Analysis Results and Optimization

DeepEX can perform full structural and geotechnical design ot all project items (walls and supports). The calculated results (soil and water pressures, wall moment, shear and displacement diagrams, support reactions, structural and geotechnical check ratios and more) can be presented both in tables and graphically on the model area. DeepEX can analyze and present results for all construction stages, allowing the designer to review the full project history and take important descisions for the most efficient model optimization.

The following images present some of the calculated graphs. 

4. Rakers and Heelblock Results Soil Pressures.JPG

5. Rakers and Heelblock Results Wall Moments.JPG


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DeepEX is the ultimate software program for design and analysis of Deep Excavations! Design any wall type and support system in the most efficient way!

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  • Limit Equilibrium - Non-Linear - Finite Element Analysis

  • 2D Design Sections  - 3D Frame Analysis

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Design Methods

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Several design methods for the wall beam analysis and various geotechnical standards are implemented!


Projects designed with DeepEX

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