PARATIE PLUS 18.0.1 and new Italian Code

A new version of Paratie Plus 2018 is available. Download from

http://www.finzi-ceas.it/ceas/Download/ParatiePlus_setup.exe

This version amends some minor bugs and improves structural checks options .

Moreover, as you may know, new Italian Code  is being officially issued soon. We are already implementing necessary modifications to  comply with NCT2018. Current version (NT008) will be available as well due to the very long expected transient time toward NTC2018.

In our best knowledge, the impact of NTC2018 on flexible retaining wall design should be quite minor.

In particular Design Approach 1 has been confirmed as the recommended approach for flexible retaining wall design. This is completely in agreement with actual procedures offered by Paratie Plus since its early versions.

Moreover, according to NT2018, also Italian designer will be urged to consider unplanned excavation conditions, as already recommended by Eurocode 7.

As for seismic design, seismic pressures have been apparently increased due to higher  β factors for both slopes and walls. However such increase is somehow counterbalanced by the removal of material (soil) partial safety factors for seismic conditions, in DA1C2.