Germany-based Naue GmbH & Co. KG announced in a Jan. 4 press release that it has updated and released its SecuSlope design software for mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) applications.
The press release described SecuSlope 3.0 as an interactive, design-orientated program for creating geogrid-reinforced slopes, walls, and abutments. Based on a user’s project-specific inputs, the English-language software produces optimal geosynthetic reinforcement layouts (e.g., geogrid type, length, and spacing). The results are based on the design record of Secugrid geogrid reinforcement products. Factors utilized by the software include reinforcement strengths, reduction factors, design safety factors, pore-water pressure, and seismicity.
The release noted that SecuSlope 3.0 is now updated for state-of-practice use with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (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.
A free, downloadable version of SecuSlope 3.0 is available online. E-mail 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.