Modeling a Soldier Pile and Lagging Wall in DeepEX
DeepEX can be used for the design of any common wall type (soldier pile and lagging walls, sheet pile walls, secant pile walls, tangent pile walls, combined sheet pile walls (king piles), concrete diaphragms (slurry walls) and more. Moreover, it can analyze any common support system (braced excavations with steel struts and rakers), anchored walls (tiebacks and helical anchors), top-dowm excavations with concrete slabs, dead-man walls, bin-type walls and more).
In this training video, we illustrate the different soldier pile types that can be simulated within DeepEX, as well as, how to edit the pile and lagging section properties, and how to define the widths for the calculation of active, passive and water pressures below the excavation, where the wall is not continuous.
In general, the soldier piles in DeepEX can be unsupported (plain concrete), reinforced concrete (concrete piles with steel rebar longitudinal and shear reinforcement), or reinforced with steel beams (H-Beams, Channel sections, Piles, Rectangular Steel Sections). Finally, we can use timber piles (wood).
The steel beams in DeepEX are by default driven steel sections. We can convert easily the driven piles to drilled, by changing the pile width to the pile of the drilled whole. This option takes into consideration the concrete cover below the excavation for the wall embedment calculations.
In DeepEX we can use timber lagging (wood), steel plate lagging or reinforced concrete panels. The software can design the lagging, calculated the applied loads and the capacity, depending on the selected lagging type.
The following images show some of the software options.