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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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.

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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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Full capabilities for everything you need in retaining wall design

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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100% cloud, no installations

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.

Faster modeling

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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Customizable reports

SkyCiv software allows you to tailor your own analysis reports in PDF and CSV formats, with full step-by-step calculations made by the software.

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Easy collaboration & share

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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Fully integrated

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

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Flexible pricing, no lock-in contracts required

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