Retaining Wall Design Calculations Excel Suite includes all 8 of our retaining wall design spreadsheets. The design of retaining walls can be a complex undertaking, particularly when using BS EN 1997. The retaining wall must be designed to resist the sliding and overturning forces exerted by the retained material. This calculation can be time-consuming to complete with many different variables.
The process of completing and optimising a design is also an iterative one. The designer must complete the calculations for a trial retaining wall and then adjust the design depending on the results. This can mean repeating the same calculations 5-10 times before a reasonably optimised design solution is reached. BS EN 1997 makes this worse by including two different sets of partial factors, doubling the number of calculations required.