AMRetain is a software for checking single or double retaining walls made of ArcelorMittal, sheet piles.
It has been developed by Terrasol for ArcelorMittal, and is based on the commercial software K-Rea (also developed by Terrasol).
AMRetain is distributed by Terrasol, but the licenses requests should be sent to ArcelorMittal.
KEY POINTS OF AMRETAIN
The retaining wall properties are defined through a selection among the ArcelorMittal sheet piles catalogue (which is regularly updated).
AMRetain calculation is based on the « subgrade reaction calculation method » (calcul ation of horizontal displacements, moments and shear forces in the wall), but also includes 3 checks according to the french standard NF P 94-282 (application of Eurocode 7 to retaining walls design) :
– failure on the passive side
– balance of vertical forces
The first two checks are based on a LEM or SSIM calculation, depending whether the wall is cantilever or anchored.
The partial safety factors according to NF P 94-282 are pre-defined in AMRetain, and maybe changed by the user when necessary.
AMRetain also enables the calculation of double walls and rear walls.