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Durability software for sheet piles: v4.1 now available

Durability version 4.1 is out now. 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 and powerful tool for designs according to Eurocode 3 – Part 5 (EN 1993-5) or based on the Allowable Stress Design (ASD) method. The user only needs to input bending moments, shear forces, deflections, etc. that an engineer has calculated with geotechnical software.


Published: 6 February 2023

Key new features

In the latest release, 4.1, new features have been added and existing ones enhanced. An important new feature is the option to perform a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) where the user can adapt the reuse and recycling rates to a specific project. This is currently the first software in the world that can perform this calculation correctly for steel sheet piles – without the need to be an expert.

New features include:

  • Several scenarios can be analysed in a single file: For instance, this allows the user to compare a solution with a Z-type to a U-type section or to do a sensitivity analysis on key parameters such as steel grades or corrosion rates.
  • Optimisation of the main wall and optionally of an anchor wall, at multiple elevations: The user can now verify the sheet piles at different elevations in a single file, either by importing data from a text file (specific format) or by entering data manually.
  • The sheet pile can be subdivided into numerous exposure zones to take into account the different loss of steel thickness per zone.
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): Multiple scenarios based on ArcelorMittal’s Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) can be performed – the user can adapt the reuse and recycling rates to a specific project.
  • The design of tie rods, bolts, and plates for anchored walls according to EN 1993-5 and for Z-type piles according to a dedicated design method developed in collaboration with the German manufacturer Anker Schroeder: This is a unique feature available exclusively in Durability!
  • Printing of the results has been enhanced

Download Durability 4.1 for free on our Software page.

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