NAUE, the international geosynthetics manufacturer and engineering services provider, has released SecuSlope 3.0 for mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) applications. The latest version of this MSE design software has been updated for state-of-practice use with FHWA (limit equilibrium), BS 8006 (ultimate limit state), and EuroCode 7 (EC7) following the German EBGEO (Recommendations for Design and Analysis of Earth Structures using Geosynthetic Reinforcements) design guide.
This is the second significant software release from NAUE in just over two months. The company has also released SecuCalc 2.2 to perform generic calculations of non-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced aggregate bases.
The SecuSlope software, released in English, assists designs for geogrid-reinforced slopes, walls, and abutments. Using project-specific inputs, SecuSlope produces optimal geosynthetic reinforcement layouts, such as for length and spacing of layers. The program’s recommendations are rooted in the extensive design record of Secugrid® geogrid reinforcement products.
NAUE notes that the factors utilized by the software include reinforcement strengths, reduction factors, design safety factors, pore-water pressure, and seismicity.
In a release, the company writes:
Geogrid reinforcement makes MSE designs more economical and sustainable by better utilizing the available space and soil strengths. In many instances the use of geosynthetics can make the construction of a project possible. Globally, MSE software and geosynthetic materials have improved the performance and safety of roadways, railways, commercial construction, mining operations, and much more.
A free, downloadable version of SecuSlope 3.0 is available at www.naue.com/en/secuslope.
NAUE also invites you to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “SecuSlope” with questions or to request a copy of the software or affiliated MSE design and engineering information with geosynthetics.
More information on NAUE’s reinforcement materials, additional geosynthetic solutions, engineering services, and projects is available at www.naue.com.
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