Depending on soil conditions and type of application, steel sheet piles can be re-used several times: generally speaking, they can be driven 5 to 10 times before being scraped. In case of damage to the head or the tip due to installation, affected parts can be simply cut off, and the rest of the pile can be re-used.
when re-using sheet piles on the same project, we recommend to order slightly longer piles than required to take into account damage to the head or tip. Alternatively, for large projects, ordering a few spare piles allows for splicing of damaged piles.
re-using reduces significantly the environmental impact of the steel sheet piles
Durability: why a maximum loss of steel of 7.0 mm?
The handbook of the software states that the maximum loss of steel of a sheet pile section is 7.0 mm. Why this limitation?
The software Durability uses a database with reduced section properties (section modulus, …). These properties were calculated based on simplified assumptions.
Some sheet pile sections are still fit for purpose for losses of steel thickness above 7.0 mm, but our engineers believe that in such cases, a more rigorous calculation of the reduced section properties should be used.
Durability: erreur dans le calcul de l'aire Av
Le calcul de l’aire de cisaillement projetée Av ne correspond pas à la formule (5.6) de l’Eurocode 3-5.
La valeur de l’aire de cisaillement Av dans le logiciel est renseigné en cm2/m, donc par mètre linéaire de rideau, tout comme les valeurs de Wel, M, V, etc.
Les formules de l’Eurocode 3-5 sont exprimées par élément / par section transversale. On retrouve les valeurs par mètre linéaire du logiciel Durability en divisant la formule de l'Eurocode par la largeur de la palplanche, par exemple en divisant par 0.8 m pour une palplanche de type AZ-800.
AMRetain: is there a demo version?
Is there a demo version of the software AMRetain? If not, how can I test the software before purchasing it?
AMRetain is a quite sophisticated and powerful software for the design of steel sheet piles. We do not supply a demo version, but in case of interest, an engineer from our technical department can schedule a physical meeting / webconference to present all the features of the software.
AMRetain was developed to be used by experienced engineers,
the price of the software is very attractive. Our goal is to promote the use of advanced design methods, but we do not intend to compete with commercial software.
Durability: ‘error code 1722’. I cannot launch the software under Windows 10.
I tried to install the software Durability under Windows 10, but I got following message ‘error code 1722’.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Durability. Error code 1722.[/caption]
The software Durability loads the default printer configuration during launching. It crashes if no default printer is available (it assumes that there is always a default printer installed).
Solution: select a default printer in your Windows operating system. If you don’t have a physical printer, Microsoft’s XPS or any pdf printer should work.