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

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


Current updates & changes

  • 10.35 (25.02.2021)
    • Bugfix: Combined sheet pile walls (I beam sections) can be designed without buckling analysis again.
  • 10.34 (04.01.2021)
    • Export to GGU-STABILITY improved.
  • 10.33 (17.12.2020)
    • Possible inaccuracy for passive earth pressure after Culmann corrected.
  • 10.32 (03.12.2020)
    • Earth pressure after Culmann now also with seismic effects
  • 10.31 (25.11.2020)
    • Loads with limited plan dimensions expanded by the average from the sheet pile wall manual 1977 and DIN 4085.
    • Graphic output table: saving and loading of all settings.

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Single Program Subscription *

1 Year subscription NNL892,50 €

Single Program for CmStick

30 days FNL321,00 €
1 Licence FNL2677,50 €

Complete GGU-Suite for CmActLicense *

10 hours PayPerUse NNL240,00 €
1 Year subscription NNL5.890,50 €

All prices incl. VAT

*: CmActLicense, no need of CmStick, always current major program versions. Not for virtualisation OS.
NNL: Non-network licence
FNL: Floating-network licence

System preferences

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 CmStick dongle)
  • CmActLicences NOT on virtual maschines


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