VERCAM
is a program for the analysis and design of retaining, gravity and
in concrete walls; which can evaluate the maximum safety factors
both under normal and seismic conditions.
The
programme can automatically calculate the reinforcement bar dimensions
and their position as well as verify the corresponding stress in
the materials for reinforced concrete barriers.
Verification
is performed by determining of the safety factors to prevent both
sliding (which is determined from resultant horizontal forces that
stabilise and destabilise the wall) and toppling (which is determined
from the equilibrium of the moments relative to the extreme of the
ledge).
The
maximum pressure exerted on the ground is determined by the global
equilibrium of the wall.
The
following cases are considered: single reinforcement only on the
inner side of the wall and double reinforcement on both sides of
the wall. In conditions of seismic risk, verification is performed
through a pseudostatic analysis.
