SkyCiv Retaining Wall Design Software

Concrete Retaining Wall Design software for Gravity and Cantilever Walls

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Retaining Wall Design Software

The Retaining Wall Design Software helps engineers design Cantilever and Gravity retaining walls and is suitable for calculation of block or concrete walls. The software includes calculations for overturning, sliding and, bearing utilization ratios. Once a design has been executed, a PDF design report can be generated to show the detailed calculations steps and references followed to achieve the results.

Various components of the retaining system can be calculated including the retaining wall stem, the concrete retaining wall footing and the soil layers on both sides of the wall.

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Stability Analysis
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Easy to Use and 100% Online!

SkyCiv software is all on the cloud, which means you can get instant access simply through a web browser. There is nothing to download, install or maintain. Simply login to your SkyCiv Account and visit the software directly. Having the software 100% online has a range of benefits over traditional software:

  • Instant access - there's nothing to download, no installation and no license keys
  • Updates are automatically rolled out to the user
  • Access your files and software from anywhere at anytime
  • Fully compatible on PC, Mac, tablets and mobile devices
  • Reduces the clutter on your computer
  • No IT requirements
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Full Calculation Reports

Structural engineers should have access to all the information of their foundation designs. This includes the design results and step by step calculations made by the software. SkyCiv Retaining Wall Design reports show the full step-by-step calculations, structural engineers can review:

  • References to relevant chapters, checks and assumptions for all calculations to ACI SP-17
  • Custom Company logo and model setup information
  • Detailed calculations of soil analysis
  • Relevant assumptions and failure criteria
  • Clear pass/fail summary results
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Retaining Wall Calculations

SkyCiv Retaining Wall module calculates a number of stability checks and calculations to help complete the typical design of retaining walls.

  • Overturning Calculations - To ensure the wall is no susceptible to tipping over
  • Sliding Calculations - To ensure the wall will not slide due to lateral earth pressure
  • Bearing Calculations - To ensure the ground beneath can support the structure
  • Clear and easy capacity and Factor of Safety calculations
  • Detailed PDF Reporting
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Design Capabilities

SkyCiv Retaining Wall design includes built in Design Checks for ACI and will soon support Australian and European Design Standards.

Stay Tuned for more! In the meantime, sign up for a SkyCiv Account to use the current software and stay connected as we roll out design capabilities for our Retaining Wall Software.

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Design Concrete Retaining Walls with SkyCiv

Gravity Retaining Walls

  • Variable stem width and height
  • Sliding Capacity Checks
  • Overturning Capacity Checks
  • Bearing Capacity Checks

Cantilever Retaining Walls

  • Variable base slab dimensions
  • Variable stem dimensions
  • Sliding Capacity Checks
  • Overturning Capacity Checks
  • Bearing Capacity Checks


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Speed up your structural modelling with easy-to-use features. Model your structure faster and easier.

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