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SupportIT Lite is design and analysis software for modelling the shoring of excavations in stratified soil using sheet pile walls.

SupportIT Lite is a budget version of SupportIT. It can read and display files saved from the full SupportIT software, but allows fewer editing options.

Calculation methods are based on the British Steel Piling Handbook and the US Steel Sheet Piling Design Manual:

  • User-editable customer, soil, sheet pile and frame databases.

  • Multi-layered excavations and different soils on the active and passive sides of an excavation.

  • User-selectable pressure models (Rankine, Coulomb, Terzaghi) control pressure values in calculations.

  • Different pressure components (active side soil, passive side soil, hydrostatic, etc) can be examined graphically or in tabular form for their effect on a design.

  • Calculates the minimum sheet pile penetration required for cantilever, free earth support and fixed earth support. Also calculates the embedment required for a specified factor of safety, and models "no toe" designs.

  • Factor of safety calculation (Net/Gross Pressure, Burland-Potts).

  • Raked struts and/or soil anchors available.

  • Calculates strut or anchor loads, and provides graphical or tabular output of pressure, bending moment, shear force and deflection.

  • Reports on design safety. Unique Rules Of Thumb feature ensures safe designs.

  • Rowe's moment reduction option.

  • Point-and-click editing of designs and user-friendly data entry. Excavation depth, soil layers, sheet pile, frame positions, etc are defined by double-clicking the item and changing the relevant parameters.

  • Miscellaneous graphics options include superimposed scales, frames drawn to scale, double sided excavations, hanging chains and concrete.

  • Comprehensive pdf manual and Help file include tutorial and calculation methods. Note: Help file unavailable in Windows 10.

  • Can be customised with your logo and contact details.

  • Metric or imperial units can be selected at any time. Users can work in metric and produce imperial output, or vice-versa.

  • Loads SupportIT designs. Files saved from the full SupportIT software are displayed exactly the same as the original, but some aspects of the design may not be edited.

  • Can be upgraded to the full version of SupportIT at any time.

  • Windows 95 or later.

  • Various displays include:

SupportIT Lite: Side elevation

SupportIT Lite: Graph view

What are the differences between SupportIT and SupportIT Lite?

Price: $550.00 per copy

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