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Elements of Soil Mechanics, 9th Edition

Exercise 8.4

This spreadsheet is used to solve Exercise 8.4. The worksheets iillustrate the
design method for the design of sheet pile walls.

Although the spreadsheet contains the data for Exercise 8.4 from the book, th
that the reader can see the effect of varying the soil properties, retained heig
take several seconds to find the design depth.
Select the next worksheet to see the example.
Ian Smith, June 2014

.4. The worksheets iillustrate the use of the GEO limit state
walls.

for Exercise 8.4 from the book, the data may be changed so
g the soil properties, retained height etc. The Solve function may
th.

ple.

Eurocode 7, DA1, C1 - cantilvr

CANTILEVER Sheet pile wall


Eurocode 7 - GEO limit state, Design Approach 1 - Combination 1

Wall and soil data:


phi =
gamma =
h=
Surcharge =

29.00
19.20
4.00
0.00

kN/m3
m
kPa

Partial factors:
On unfavourable actions/action effects
Permanent actions, G =
1.35
Variable actions, Q =

1.50

On material properties
Coef. of shearing resistance, =

1.00

Weight density, =

1.00

Enter values into fields above, then click Solve.

Initial calcs:
Min exc =
Design phi =
Design gamma =

0.4 m
29.0
19.2 kN/m3

Ka =

0.347

Kp =

2.882

Actions:

(Rep.)

(Design)

FORCES (kN):
Pp1 =

451.58

609.64

(unfav, permanent)

Pp2 =

235.49

317.91

(unfav, permanent)

Pa1 =

237.28

320.32

(unfav, permanent)

Pa2 =

13.99

18.88

(unfav, permanent)

Pq1 =

0.00

0.00

(unfav, variable)

Pq2 =

0.00

0.00

(unfav, variable)

Design effect of actions (rotation of wall):


LEVER ARM:
lp1 =
1.35 m
lp2 =
0.25 m
la1 =

2.81 m

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la2 =

0.25 m

lq1 =

4.22 m

lq2 =

0.24 m

MOMENTS:
Mp1 =

820.98 kNm

Mp2 =

78.62 kNm

Ma1 =

901.17 kNm

Ma2 =

4.71 kNm

Mq1 =

0.00 kNm

Mq2 =

0.00 kNm

CHECK (M=0) & (P=0)


(M=0)
(P=0)
ABS[(1)-(2)]

-6.29
-9.71
3.422033

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surcharge, q

h
Pq1

Pa1

min exc
Pp1

d0

Pp2

Pa2

Pq2

Design Results:
d0 =
d=

4.04 m
4.53 m

Important: Please read the comment attached to this cell.

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CANTILEVER Sheet pile wall


Eurocode 7 - GEO limit state, Design Approach 1 - Combination 2

Wall and soil data:


phi =
gamma =
h=
Surcharge =

29.00
19.20
4.00
0.00

kN/m3
m
kPa

Partial factors:
On unfavourable actions/action effects
Permanent actions, G =
1.00
Variable actions, Q =

1.30

On material properties
Coef. of shearing resistance, =

1.25

Weight density, =

1.00

Enter values into fields above, then click Solve.

Initial calcs:
Min exc =
Design phi =
Design gamma =

0.4 m
23.9
19.2 kN/m3

Ka =

0.423

Kp =

2.363

Actions:

(Rep.)

(Design)

FORCES (kN):
Pp1 =

649.43

649.43

(unfav, permanent)

Pp2 =

301.90

301.90

(unfav, permanent)

Pa1 =

386.13

386.13

(unfav, permanent)

Pa2 =

30.45

30.45

(unfav, permanent)

Pq1 =

0.00

0.00

(unfav, variable)

Pq2 =

0.00

0.00

(unfav, variable)

Design effect of actions (rotation of wall):


LEVER ARM:
lp1 =
1.78 m
lp2 =
0.33 m
la1 =

3.25 m

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la2 =

0.34 m

lq1 =

4.87 m

lq2 =

0.33 m

MOMENTS:
Mp1 =

1158.14 kNm

Mp2 =

100.71 kNm

Ma1 =

1254.91 kNm

Ma2 =

10.24 kNm

Mq1 =

0.00 kNm

Mq2 =

0.00 kNm

CHECK (M=0) & (P=0)


(M=0)
(P=0)
ABS[(1)-(2)]

-6.30
-8.14
1.843826

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surcharge, q

h
Pq1

Pa1

min exc
Pp1

d0

Pp2

Pa2

Pq2

Design Results:
d0 =
d=

5.35 m
6.01 m

Important: Please read the comment attached to this cell.

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This spreadsheet has been downloaded from the website that supports
Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics, 9th Edition
Published by Wiley, July 2014
ISBN-13: 978-0470673393
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http://www.wiley.com/go/smith/soil

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Please note:
This spreadsheet is an aid for learning and should really only be used in conjunction
with the relevant section in the book.
It is not intended for use in geotechnical design.
Ian Smith, May 2014

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nly be used in conjunction