Accession Number:

ADA220932

Title:

Computer Program for Design and Analysis of Sheet Pile Walls by Classical Methods (CWALSHT). User's Guide

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

This report describes a computer program called CWALSHT which performs design andor analysis of either cantilever or anchored sheet pile walls. The program uses classical soil mechanics procedures for determining the required depth of penetration of a new wall or assesses the factors of safety for an existing wall. Seepage effects are included in a simplified manner in the program. CWALSHT was developed from specifications provided by the Computer- Aided Structural Engineering CASE Task Group on Sheet Pile Structures. The remainder of this report is organized as follows 1 Part II describes the general sheet pile retaining structure and the soil system to be designed or analyzed by the program 2 Part III describes the procedures employed in the program for calculating earth pressures on the wall due to the adjacent soil, unbalanced hydrostatic head, and surcharge loads on the soil surface 3 Part IV reviews the methods for determining the required depth of penetration for each type of wall 4 Part V describes the computer program and 5 Part VI presents example solutions obtained with the program. Keywords Retaining walls Safety factor Army Corps of Engineers.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE