FREW

Frew Benefits

Accurate simulation of problems with a wide range of capabilities for retaining walls

Integrated partial factor analysis including EC7

Quick method of analysis and extensive output capabilities

About This Software

 

The ideal tool for embedded retaining wall analysis

 

Frew enables engineers to define and solve even the most complex embedded retaining wall design problems quickly. Easy to set up and use, Frew is relied upon by leading engineering firms around the world.

Fast analysis with high quality and flexible output

 

Input

 

Frew has been developed with a model wizard to enable the user to set up the problem quickly and Frew automatically generates nodes for the user based on level inputs. Advanced input features are also available such as the batch testing feature which allow the user to compare the performance to the retaining wall at different toe levels.

 

With this software, engineers can calculate the required wall embedment length using a choice of methods. Frew offers quick problem setup and revision with a unique stage ‘memory’ feature. 

 

Analysis

 

Frew checks the stability of cantilever and propped retaining walls using the Limit Equilibrium analysis methodology. Using Soil Structure Interaction, Frew predicts the displacement, shear forces, and bending moments of the wall. With this software, engineers can calculate the required wall embedment length using a choice of methods. Frew offers quick problem setup and revision with a unique stage ‘memory’ feature. It enables users to model sheet pile corrosion by varying the stiffness down the wall.

 

More advanced analysis options have been developed for Frew. For example, the user can carry out integral bridge analysis or model wall relaxation.

 

Output

 

Frew and predicts the displacement, shear forces, and bending moments of the wall. The program also calculates the earth and water pressures on each side at each construction stage. Suitable for sheet pile, secant, contiguous or diaphragm walls, it supports the latest building standards.

 

It also provides fast analysis with high quality and flexible output, including results that can be exported to Excel for post-processing.