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The DC-Cantilever program is used to perform stability verifications and the reinforced concrete design for cantilevered retaining walls. The geometry of the cantilevered retaining wall can be selected and modified as desired and supplemented with foundation spurs and projections, for example. In addition, different construction states can be taken into account in the calculation as excavation stages with slopes.



  • Cantilevered retaining wall with straight or inclined walls
  • Optionally with a spur, cantilevered plates, projections, facing masonry and a vertical spur
  • Variable horizontal soil stratification and optional consideration of backfill
  • Horizontal and inclined ground surface
  • Representation of different construction stages as excavation stages with slopes
  • Entry of groundwater levels to consider buoyancy
  • For the accurate internal modelling of the structural system (e. g. ground surface and soil stratification), it is possible to import DXF graphics as a background
  • Several load cases with vertical and horizontal concentrated loads, vertical line loads as static or dynamic load as well as concentrated moments, consideration of earthquake loads
  • Various earth pressure assumptions (active, increased active, earth pressure at rest) for the wall design and the stability verifications, optional assumption of compaction earth pressure and earth pressure redistribution
  • Stability verifications: overturning, sliding, ground failure and base failure
  • Verification of hydraulic ground failure at different water levels in front of and behind the wall
  • Calculation of soil pressure and settlement
  • Reinforced concrete design of the wall
  • Optimisation of the foundation width
  • Detailed output of the individual load cases as text and graphics
  • Output options: printer, PDF
  • Interfaces: RTF export to MS Word, graphic export in JPG format, DXF export

Foundation engineering standards

  • EN 1997-1
  • DIN EN 1997-1
  • ÖNORM B 1997-1-1
  • NF EN 1997-1
  • BS EN 1997-1
  • UNI EN 1997-1 with NTC 2018
  • EN 1998-5
  • DIN 1054
  • SIA 267

Reinforced concrete standards

  • EN 1992
  • DIN EN 1992
  • ÖNORM B 1992
  • NF EN 1992
  • BS EN 1992
  • UNI EN 1992
  • DIN 1045
  • SIA 262
  • ÖNORM B 4700
  • BS 8110