Nivelties in the Mini-CAD module
Sheet walls

Analysis of retaining walls based on the Recommendations of the german Working Group for Excavations and Waterfront Structures (EAB + EAU 2004)

Sheet walls

Analysis of retaining walls based on the Recommendations of the german Working Group for Excavations and for Waterfront Structures (EAB + EAU 2004).

The following retaining walls can be designed with this software:

  • Sheet pile wall
  • Soldier pile wall
  • In-situ concrete wall (diaphragm wall, bored pile wall, contiguous wall)
  • CMG (cut-mix-grout) wall
  • Combined sheet pile wall


  • System input using absolute heights
  • Choice of analysis using either partial safety factors to DIN 1054:2005 or EC 7 or global safety factor (DIN 1054 old)
  • Steel analysis using EC 3
  • Berms on the active and the passive sides
  • Bounded and double-bounded surcharges on active and passive sides
  • Analysis using active earth pressure, at-rest ea th pressure and increased active earth pressure
  • Active earth pressure coefficients to DIN 4085 or user-defined values
  • Passive earth pressure coefficients to DIN 4085:2011, Streck, Caquot/Kerisel or user-defined values
  • Seismic effects via altered earth pressure coefficients to EC 8 or EAU 1992
  • Consideration of hydraulic gradient on the active and the passive sides
  • Verification of hydraulic heave safety, buoyancy safety, base heave safety, heave of anchor soil, pull-out resistance
  • Deep-seated stability with optimisation of anchor lengths
  • Input of displacement and action boundary conditions, anchor and strut locations, pre-deformations and much more
  • Automatic search for the earth pressure redistri utions proposed by the EAB + EAU
  • Continuous elastic support in the toe area with any profile
  • Expandable database using standard profiles for oldier piles and sheet piles
  • Anchor steel design
  • Simulation of sheet pile sections corrosion
  • Reinforced concrete design and crack width verification to DIN 1045-1 for circular and rectangular cross-sections
  • Buckling analysis to DIN EN 1993-1-1 using 2nd order theory
  • Design of infill for soldier pile walls
  • Choice of visualisation of earth pressure, water pressure, moments, shear force, normal force and bending line
  • Graphical visualisation summarising various advancing and retreating stages
  • Retaining wall as legend
  • Interface to the GGU-STABILITY program (slope failure analyses)
  • User-defined design of output sheet
  • Print or copy screen sections, e.g. for transfer to a word processor
  • Integrated Mini-CAD system for additional annotation of graphics

System requirements

GGU-Software runs on PCs with the following specifications:

  • Pentium III or higher processor
  • Microsoft Windows® 7, 8, 8.1and10 compatible
  • 500 MB free hard disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive or internet connection (for installation)
  • USB Interface 2.0 or higher (for licence dongle)