Video Example: Design of an A-Frame Support System
In this example we will design an A-Frame wall system, supporting a 15ft excavation. The model and analysis have been designed with DeepEX - Shoring Design Software, using the Non-Linear Analysis method (Beam on Elastoplastic Foundations method).
A. Project Description
This design example presents a case with an A-Frame system, supporting a 15ft excavation. Three soil layers are considered, and a 0.6 ksf surcharge is included at the top. The front Sheet Piles (AZ 19) are tied to the A-Frame system (3' thick concrete caps, over inclined HP14x89 driven steel piles). The figure below presents the completed excavation model.
The analysis is performed with the Non-Linear Analysis method.
B. Example Video
C. Deadman Wall Analysis Results
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.