SkyCiv Retaining Wall Design Software

Concrete retaining wall design software for gravity and cantilever walls, including American, European and Australian Design
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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 the 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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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
  • Soils: Passive/Active/Substructure, inclined soils, multi-layered soil
  • Stem/Structure: Stem (including tapered), Base Input, Keys
  • Loading: Supports line, patch, and uniform loading
  • Clear and easy capacity and Factor of Safety calculations
  • Detailed PDF Reporting

Design capabilities

SkyCiv Retaining Wall design includes built-in Design Checks for the following design standards:

  • American: ACI 318
  • Australian: AS 3600
  • European: Eurocode 2

With design checks for the Stem, Toe, Heel and Shear Keys, your design checks are comprehensive and detailed in our design reports. Checks include strength checks for bending, shear due to earth/soil pressures and super imposed loads.

Gravity retaining wall design software
Gravity retaining wall design software

Full calculation reports

Structural engineers should have access to the calculations the software is performing. SkyCiv Retaining Wall Design reports show the full step-by-step calculations that 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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SkyCiv structural design software is 100% cloud, giving you instant access through your web browsers. Simply log into your SkyCiv account and visit the software directly. You can now access your files from anywhere and at any time.

SkyCiv software is built with a number of great modeling, editing, and reviewing features that help you achieve a much faster modeling workflow. These range from the pen tool, bulk editing, camera roll, and more.

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Clear step by step calculation reports help the engineer understand exactly what the software is doing - no more blackboxes!

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Share and collaborate in real-time with your team using our file sharing and permission control functionalities. They also allow the SkyCiv Support team to view your models so support can never be easier.

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One account gives you access to all SkyCiv software, allowing you to make the most of our structural engineering software.

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