By: Javier Encinas, PE | March 21, 2018
ASDIP Structural Software announces the release of the new version of ASDIP RETAIN (Version 4) engineering software. Design professionals utilize ASDIP RETAIN software for the design of retaining walls. Following are some of the most important features included in this version 4.
What modules are included in ASDIP RETAIN 4?
This new version 4 includes the following three modules:
- Cantilever retaining wall – Stem can be concrete, masonry, or a combination of both. Either supported on soil or supported on piles.
- Counterfort retaining wall – Concrete stem supported horizontally by a series of counterforts, either supported on soil, or supported on piles.
- Restrained retaining wall – Either one or two-story basement walls. Stem can be concrete, masonry, or a combination of both. Either supported on soil or supported on piles.
In addition to a new layout design and dozens of improvements, the following are the most important new features in ASDIP RETAIN 4:
- All walls can be either supported on soil, or supported on piles. Up to three rows of piles may be modeled, either vertical or batter.
- A brand new module added for the design of Counterfort retaining walls. Multiple options to model geometry, loads, and reinforcement.
- The Restrained wall design module now includes either one or two-story basement walls. Software designs the single span or continuous stem accordingly.
- Software finds and reports the controlling load combination in the design of each component, per limit state. For example the load combination in the bending design of the heel, etc.
The annotated screenshots below provide a quick insight of the software.