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March 20, 2018 13:42 CET

PileWallCalc - Design tool now available also for UK, Dutch and Polish markets

PileWallCalc, a calculation program for pile walls, has been updated and now it includes also National Annexes for UK, the Netherlands and Poland. Program is used to calculate the cross sectional properties and bending moment resistances of different types of pile walls. The program calculates the bending moment resistances and normal force resistances of RD pile wall, Combi wall and Zig-Zag Combi wall.

More possibilities for Combi Walls

Design tool includes now also wider selection of sheet pile profiles for Combi Wall structures. New sheet pile libraries include profiles made by Anshan Zizhu and Emirates Steel. Totally there are sheet pile profiles from five manufacturers including above mentioned two new manufacturers and Arcelor Mittaland Vitkovice and even the Hoesch which has stopped the production.

Also the program has now possibility to create user defined sheet pile profiles. In situations where user can’t find desired cross section from readymade libraries, a unique user specific profiles can be made.

Easy to use – Lots of possibilities

Calculations are done according to Eurocode design standards. Design tool includes pile sizes RD220…RR/RD1200, all steel grades used for SSAB’s piles and a comprehensive set of sheet pile profiles. Resistance of a pile wall can be calculated in either elastic state or plastic state. Also, the structure of the pipe piles can be designed as a steel structure (empty steel pipe pile), a concrete filled steel pipe (without composite effect), a composite structure with or without reinforcement bars and a composite structure with an inner steel pipe.

User Interface of PileWallCalc.

The program creates a report which contains the initial data, effective cross section properties and the combined resistance graph for the normal force resistance and bending resistance. If the cross section has different properties in upper and lower part of the wall, both resistance graphs are shown.

Results page of PileWallCalc program

Design tool is offered for free to designers and to our customers

PileWallCalc can be downloaded from www.ssab.com/infra. The program is free, but it needs to be registered for full functionality.

Use of the program and interpretation of the results requires the user to have sufficient expertise. SSAB and the program's author are not responsible for any errors in the program or direct or indirect damages caused by incorrect application of the results of the program.