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Durability software - optimization of a sheet pile solution

Durability is a free software that simplifies the choice of a steel sheet pile section, taking into account the durability of steel in different environments, as well as the service life of the structure.

It is a simple tool, yet quite powerful, for designs based on Eurocode 3 – Part 5 (EC 3-5) or on the Allowable Stress Design (ASD) method. The user just needs to input bending moments, shear forces, deflections, and so on. The results are also summarized in a table showing all the acceptable solutions.

The new version 4 was released in January 2023 and added two outstanding modules:
  • LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) of the sheet piles based on ArcelorMittal's EPDs (Environmental Product Declaration),
  • anchors and anchor plates - design of tie-rods and plates to transmit the anchor loads to the sheet piles via walers or directly into the sheet pile.
Useful features
  • select the loss of steel thickness from the tables 4.1 and/or 4.2 of EN 1993-5,
  • consider reduction factors for the inertia and section modulus applicable to U-type piles (EN 1993-5),
  • limit the choice to a pre-defined range of sheet piles or steel grade,
  • select tie-rods from Anker Schroeder's product range (German manufacturer),
  • the design of main wall and anchor wall can be performed in a single file,
  • analysis / comparison of different scenarios (solutions),
  • ...
Additionally, the user can change the End-of-Life scenario of the EPD by modifying the recycling and/or reuse rate(s) based on data provided by the manufacturer. This is a unique feature that no other LCA software can offer currently.

Download the software for free here Durability 4.1 (version July 2023).

Do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions on the software, or if you would like to make comments / suggestions, or to report bugs.

Note: the results of the LCA module, as well as of the plates and tie-rods may not be applicable in every country. Please contact us for more information.
Revision: 10/07/2023
Last modified: July 10, 2023