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Bearing Capacity Software

Allpile - Used for pile foundation analysis. Includes uplift, axial, lateral and group piles.

A-Pile - Determines axial, ultimate pile capacity.

AXILTR - Basically for drilled shafts, and calculates overburden, uplift downdrag, and displacement. Accounts for swelling and consolidating soils

COM622 - Program that solves for deflection and bending moment in laterally loaded piles.

Driven - FHWA program used for driven pile capacities. Does not seem to work well for small piles. Free software on FHWA website.

FB-Pier - Analysis for pier foundations.

GRLWEAP - Pile analysis based on installation data.

QULT - Bearing capacity analysis for shallow foundations

Spile - FHWA program used for driven pile capacities that precedes DrivenFree software on FHWA website.

TempW - Foundation design in permafrost conditions. Includes frost and thaw penetration.

TTI - Analysis of pile driving by the wave equation

WEAP - Wave equation analysis for piles driven by impact hammers, diesel hammers and air/steam hammers

 

Earthquake Engineering Software

Shake2000 - Ground acceleration analysis.

 

Foundations Software

 

Allpile - Used for pile foundation analysis. Includes uplift, axial, lateral and group piles.

A-Pile - Determines axial, ultimate pile capacity.

AXILTR - Basically for drilled shafts, and calculates overburden, uplift downdrag, and displacement. Accounts for swelling and consolidating soils

COM622 - Program that solves for deflection and bending moment in laterally loaded piles.

Driven - FHWA program used for driven pile capacities. Does not seem to work well for small piles. This is a free program from the FHWA website.

FB-Pier - Analysis for pier foundations.

GRLWEAP - Pile analysis based on installation data.

L-Pile - Determines lateral displacement of piles.

MUT1D - Thermal analysis of building and road foundation systems.

QULT - Bearing capacity analysis for shallow foundations

Spile - FHWA program used for driven pile capacities that precedes DrivenThis is a free program from the FHWA website.

TempW - Foundation design in permafrost conditions. Includes frost and thaw penetration.

TTI - Analysis of pile driving by the wave equation

WEAP - Wave equation analysis for piles driven by impact hammers, diesel hammers and air/steam hammers

 

Retaining Wall Software

SOIL-STRUCT - Two dimensional finite element program to analyze tieback walls

SSTINCS - Two dimensional finite element program to analyze tieback walls

 

Seepage and Erosion Control Engineering Software

FEDAR - Finite element program for analysis of steady confined and unconfined seepage.

 

Settlement Analysis Software

FoSSA - Used by the FHWA, this program computes the magnitude and time rate of settlement resulting from roadway loading conditions (embankments, retaining structures, and all forms of permanent and temporary loads). The output is extensive in both tabular and graphical formats.

HSPACE - Program that solves for stresses and displacements.

ICES SEPOL - Analysis of stress distribution, magnitude and rate of settlement.

SAS3D - Calculates stresses and displacements due to rectangular surface loads.

VDISPL - Assists in calculating vertical displacements beneath shallow foundations. For this program, you can input various soil types, multilayered soil systems, and used for rectangular, mat or strip footings.

 

Slope Stability Software

STABLE - 2-D slope stability analysis. Student version is free, and includes Bishop Method of Circles, and Morgenstern-Price Method.

G-Stable - 2-D slope stability analysis. Includes circle, block and random analysis.

PCStabl - Slope stability and reinforced soil slopes with geosynthetics.

ReSlope - Geosynthetic reinforced slopes.

ReSSA - Assesses rotational and translational stability of slopes for Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE).

Rockpack III - Rock slope stability analysis.

Slope - Slope stability analysis.

Stabl - Slope stability analysis.


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