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AMRetain™ Design Software Version 1.2


This new design software developed solely for the design of steel sheet piling structures using the ArcelorMittal range of steel sheet piles is based on a 'Subgrade Reaction Model' (also called 'Soil Structure Interaction Model', or SSIM). This SSIM is an excellent compromise between quite simple design methods like the 'Limit Equilibrium method' (LEM) and more complex ones like the 'Finite Elements Method' (FEM).

This software replaces ArcelorMittal’s free software 'Prosheet' which is based on a 'Limit Equilibrium method'. AMRetain is now available at a reasonable price, subsidised substantially by ArcelorMittals contribution to the development, technical support and distribution.

This program is ideal for civil and geotechnical engineers with a basic knowledge of design of retaining structures, but who do not deal on a regular basis with the design of complex retaining structures.

AMRetain allows the design of cantilever walls, as well as single and multi-anchored (or propped) retaining walls. It can calculate a double sheet-pile wall with one or two anchors / struts level(s), and has the ability to simulate the different construction phases.

There are two design options:

  • Design of a retaining wall with a SSIM model. In principle, this is the method that can be used with the 'Allowable Stress Design' method, which is based on a global safety approach.
  • Design based on the French standard NF P 94‑282, which is the French National Annex of Eurocode 7, Part 1. It is based on 'Design Approach 2' from EN 1997-1, and uses the partial safety factors and some additional assumptions from the French standard. In this mode, the length of active anchors can also be determined.

AMRetain works in a Microsoft Windows operating system (XP and following versions). It is based on 'KRea', a commercial software developed by the French company 'Terrasol' (www.terrasol.fr).

If you are interested in this software or if you would like more information on its features and performance, please contact us by emailing your details to contact@jsteel.com.au or completing the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.


Disclaimer: The software 'AMRetain' is strictly limited to the design of steel sheet pile structures, using sheet pile sections and combined wall systems from the ArcelorMittal production range. The data and commentary contained in the software AMRetain is for general information purposes only. It is provided without warranty of any kind. ArcelorMittal Commercial RPS S.à r.l. shall not be held responsible for any errors, omissions or misuse of the software and hereby disclaims any and all liability resulting from the ability or inability to use the software AMRetain. Anyone making use of the software AMRetain does so at his/her own risk. In no event will ArcelorMittal Commercial RPS S.à r.l. be held liable for any damages including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental or consequential damages arising from use of or inability to use the software contained within. The software version as well as its database (sheet pile range) is liable to change without notice. The user of the software will have to accept the terms and conditions of the software each time it is launched.