Comparative Analyses of Quay Wall Case Study Using Plaxis 3D

This paper presents the displacement behavior of quay wall system, using Plaxis 3D version 2013. The horizontal displacement calculated by Plaxis 3D for existing quay walls case study located in Rotterdam Port in South Holland is evaluated by the field measurements. At first, the three-dimensional numerical performance of Rotterdam existing quay wall is compared with … Continue reading Comparative Analyses of Quay Wall Case Study Using Plaxis 3D

Anchored Sheet Pile Wall Analysis Using Fixed End Method Without Estimation of Point of Contraflexure

The monograph Anchored Sheet Pile Wall Analysis Using Fixed End Method Without Estimation of Point of Contraflexure, which appeared on this site very early in its existence (October 2007) has been very popular.  The online routine described in the report, which you can use, is found here.  The abstract for the paper is found here: The … Continue reading Anchored Sheet Pile Wall Analysis Using Fixed End Method Without Estimation of Point of Contraflexure

Analyzing Sheet Pile Walls with SPW 2006: Part III, Anchored Walls and Some General Comments

In the last post we looked at the SPW 2006 program analyze cantilever walls.  In this post we will look at anchored walls, which are commonly seen with permanent works.  The program, along with the example problem at hand, is here.  Some instructions on the basic working of the program is here. The problem we'll … Continue reading Analyzing Sheet Pile Walls with SPW 2006: Part III, Anchored Walls and Some General Comments

Analyzing Sheet Pile Walls with SPW 2006: Part II, Cantilever Walls

In our last post, we introduced the SPW 2006 sheet piling software, intended for educational purposes.  The software can be downloaded here.  In this installment we'll look at its application to cantilever walls, i.e., those walls with no additional support other than the soil itself.  These are used in temporary works.  The file for this … Continue reading Analyzing Sheet Pile Walls with SPW 2006: Part II, Cantilever Walls

Analyzing Sheet Pile Walls with SPW 2006: Part I, Introduction

The design of sheet pile walls--and specifically analyzing them from the standpoint of sliding, overturning, and excessive bending stresses--is one of the more challenging aspects of geotechnical design.  That's because sheet piling are totally dependent upon balancing the lateral earth pressures on both sides of the wall while at the same time insuring their structural … Continue reading Analyzing Sheet Pile Walls with SPW 2006: Part I, Introduction