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Kevin:
Retain Pro does not inlcude axial stress effect on the stem since for
nearly all cases it is near negligable.  For example, a basement wall
10' high, 8" thick, and a two-story house above, would impose an axial
load on the wall of perhaps 2500#, which at midheight, inlcuding wall
weight above, would be only about 30 psi.  Even a praking structure deck
would not increase this much.  Also, h/t ratios of retaining walls are
very low for slenderness reductions. We also caution users not to use
Retain Pro for extremely high axial loads since they could reverse the
bending in the heel -- a footing program should be used for these cases.
We've given this considerable thought, and would like to hear your
views?  I assume you are using Retain Pro 2005?

RetainPro Support
support(--nospam--at)retainpro.com

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: <KevinPolin(--nospam--at)Cyberonic.com>
Date:  Sat, 22 Apr 2006 15:23:29 -0400

>Name:         Kevin Polin
>Order #:      RP-
>Company Name: Welcome Lending Development
>Email:        KevinPolin(--nospam--at)Cyberonic.com
>
>Subject:      Vertical loads
>Question:     Does RetainPro handle vertical loads applied to the wall Just in the stability checks or does it also design the wall as a compression member in accordance with ACI 318-02 14.4?
>
>Kevin
>
>
_________________________________________
On 4/21/2006, "M. David Finley, P.E., P.A." <davidfinley(--nospam--at)bizsea.rr.com>
wrote:

>Just in the stability checks or does it also design the wall as a
>compression member in accordance with ACI 318-02 14.4?
>
>David Finley
>M. David Finley, P.E., P.A.
>2086 SW Main Boulevard - Suite 111
>Lake City, FL  32025
>386-752-6400
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mike Jones [mailto:mjones(--nospam--at)ecilr.com]
>Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 9:41 AM
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>Subject: RE: Retaining Wall software survey
>
>
>Enercalc's retaining wall module handle vertical load applied to the top
>of the wall.
>
>Mike
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: M. David Finley, P.E., P.A. [mailto:davidfinley(--nospam--at)bizsea.rr.com]
>> Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 8:39 AM
>> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>> Subject: RE: Retaining Wall software survey
>>
>> Do any of the programs handle vertical loads applied to the wall?
>>
>> David Finley
>> M. David Finley, P.E., P.A.
>> 2086 SW Main Boulevard - Suite 111
>> Lake City, FL  32025
>> 386-752-6400
>>
>
>
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