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DeepEX 2014 Features and Capabilities

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DeepEX 2015 Features and Capabilities

DeepEX 2015 - continued innovation and excellence!


Continuing with our dedication and passion for deep excavations, DeepXcav has been
renamed to DeepEX 2015. DeepEX introduces new unique features that extend the
software capabilities. DeepEX is now the only deep excavation design software with all
major calculations reported in equation format.
Truly yours,

Dimitrios Konstantakos, P.E.

What does DeepEX do?


DeepEX is a software dedicated to the analysis and design of embedded wall
excavations. DeepEX performs a wide range of geotechnical and structural calculations
to examine almost any type of problem.
How is the new interface?
We have taken great care and effort in the simplified 2015 interface. Now the new
General tab includes practically all the information you need to create a model.
Supports and loads can be drawn in from two drop down buttons on the top left. Other
dialogs have also been simplified with general data being separated from advanced
information.
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What are the analysis methods?


DeepEX is the only software in its category that can analyze a wall with limit-equilibrium
or elastoplastic methods. In the elastoplastic analysis, the soil is divided in active and
passive non-linear soil springs. In the elastoplastic analysis, the lateral soil pressures
depend on the soil properties and the proposed construction stage history.
What are the implemented design standards?
DeepEX implements a wide range of US and European design standards. These
include: AISC, ACI, AASHTO, BS, EC2, EC3, EC7, DIN, DM08, etc.
What about slope stability?
DeepEX can perform slope stability analyses with the Bishop, Janbu, and the
Morgenstern-Price method. Soil nails can also be included in the stability analyses.
Now the axial wall capacity can be included in a slope stability analysis.
What about AASHTO Load Combinations?
DeepEX reports all factors with their corresponding AASHTO type notation when an
AASHTO type load combination is specified. PENN DOT load factors have also been
implemented.
What about Eurocode 7?
DeepEX 2014 can generate all design approach cases for Eurocode 7, 8, and the
Italian, Greek, German, and French adaptations. Partial factors can be adapted to
match any local EU country standard.
How can I optimize a deep excavation?
A new button permits you to let the program optimize all items of your model:

What about reporting?


Reports can be customized and exported to PDF and MS Word formats. The new
reports have been improved and new results outputs are available that can be
presented in full portrait, half page, or landscape formats.

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What is new!
New Move ground surfaces and water tables by dragging:
Take your mouse over the ground surface. Press and hold the left mouse button when
the surface highlights. Move the surface elevation with your mouse.

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New Wizard: We have improved the wizard making it more intuitive. You can now
select the type of excavation to be modeled directly from the wizard.

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New Interactive tracking of result graphs:


Now in the 2015 version, trace one of the graphs with your mouse and the value at the
elevation will appear on your screen.

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New Limit-Equilibrium Analysis Options:


New - Simple span analysis with negative moments: The 2015 version offers new
options for limit-equilibrium analysis. One of the options is analyzing the wall beam with
a simplified approach where negative moments can be applied. The percentage of
negative moments can be defined by the user.

While this is a simplified analysis method, it has been quite popular with transportation
authorities in the US. A major difference to the FHWA beam approach for this method
is that fixity is not assumed at the excavation level but at the point of zero net loading
below subgrade. This approach tends to produce slighly greater bending moments
compared to the FHWA GEC-4 beam analysis approach.

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New - User defined passive earth pressures: You can now define your own user
defined passive earth pressures:

New Passive pressures with user defined passive slopes and starting pressure:
Very often design specifications call for specific passive pressure slopes to be used.
While we have found out that these specifications are some times inconsistent with
geotechnical mechanics the program offers you the ability to calculate passive
pressures in this way.

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New Ignore passive resistance over specified depth:

Full Reporting of calculations: Nothing is hidden, easily review all calculations for
limit-equilibrium analyses and for structural checks of walls and supports.

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Full 3D Model Cost and Quantity Estimation


The cost estimation has been extended to the 3D model. Now the program can
estimate all quantities and costs for your full excavation saving you time.

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Improved Waler and Frame Analysis module: Now you can create excavation
support frames with wales and struts. Easily optimize steel sections and view results in
a comprehensive manner. The frame analysis capabilities have been extended and the
3D forms have been improved.

Original analysis with overstressed members

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After 2 minutes the frame plan with optimized sections

Automatic slope stability search: Quick command to start the radii from the wall
bottom, ability to include axial geotechnical pullout resistance for the walls.

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What are some other capabilities?

Circular and box type walers

Cost estimation module, with US data.

Improved condensed interface

Axial pile capacity for slope stability

Improved reports and summary stage


sketches

Combined king-pile-sheet pile walls.


ARCELOR databases built in.

Passive heelblock analysis for rakers

Save properties to databases

Technical Characteristics

Non-linear elastoplastic analysis, that can include up to two walls.


Limit-equilibrium analysis methods, free earth, fixed earth, Blum's method, apparent earth
pressures, FHWA pressures, etc.
Integrated structural and geotechnical features.
Multiple support types available: Tiebacks, struts, rakers, slabs, fixed supports, user defined
spring supports.
Thermal effects and shrinkage effects can be included on struts and slabs.
Many different wall types: Soldier piles, sheet piles, secant piles, tangent piles, diaphragm walls,
SPTC walls, and combined sheet pile walls.
Multiple wall beams can be activated at any stage. These wall beams can be added parallel or
at any point along each main wall. Their properties can change at any stage.
Cofferdam walls and bin type walls with different assumptions.
User-friendly graphical approach. Double click on any item to see its properties or results.
Design and evaluate deep excavations in minutes. Use the DeepEX wizard and your model can
be up and running in less than 5 minutes.
Multiple construction stages and design sections in the same model.
Ability to have up to two walls. These can act as opposite walls, stepped, or in a deadman
configuration.
Sloped background wedge calculations.
Quick evaluation of many alternatives. Build in one file many design sections with different
conditions.
Slope stability analysis.
Soil nailing walls with French Clouterre standards incorporated.
Eurocode 2, 3, 7, 8 implemented.
ACI 318-08, ASD 9th, LRFD
AASHTO LRFD 2010 Design combinations
Irregular ground layers.
Groundwater flow analysis with 1D or 2D finite difference methods.
User defined non horizontal water levels or user defined water pressures.
Geotechnical capacity calculations for ground anchors.
Extensive verification examples.
Detailed summary reports in word and pdf.
Copy - Export to Excel + More
Calculation warnings: DeepEX is the only software that performs a number of important
diagnostics. It is like having an engineer by your side all the time.

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Cost Estimation module: Complete with local city cost factors and other data,
customize your own cost data and provide quick cost estimates that consider both
installation and material costs.

Waler supports and circular shafts: Circular walers, either steel or concrete can now
be included! The waler stiffness is computed at the waler center span and the waler is
treated as an equivalent lateral spring.

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Combined sheet pile walls: DeepEX now includes combined king pile-sheet pile walls
with ARCELOR databases included. Single king pile walls, double king pile, and pipe
pile combined walls can be included.

Steel strut sections: Double struts with cross-laces and hollow square sections are
introduced. Double struts are more common in Asian countries and are introduced after
the request of many Asian customers.

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Slope stability improvements: Quick command to start the radii from the wall bottom,
ability to include axial geotechnical pullout resistance for the walls.

Diagnostics: Warnings for geotechnical capacity > structural capacity for tiebacks

Seismic options: Custom defined trapezoidal pressure distribution for MO in seismic


conditions.

Grouted minipiles as anchors: DeepEX can now compute the geotechnical strength
for slanted micropiles using a dedicated skin friction value or an effective stress
approach.

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Concrete heelblocks for rakers: Concrete heelblocks can now be included on rakers.
DeepEX will calculate the sliding capacity of the heelblocks and inlcude stiffness
modifications to the support system.

With more than 10000 deep excavations designed, DeepEX is your deep
excavation program of choice.

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