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Retaining Wall Software

The characteristics of the program RetWall are presented below.

The program is very easy to use, and will not expire (will work indefinitely -- except the demo versions, of course).

It will work under all versions of Windows (but not DOS, UNIX, etc.).


  • All standard checks performed (overturning, sliding, base pressures, bearing capacity),
  • Simple, but general enough geometry,
  • Any consistent unit system can be used,
  • Very easy to learn and to use,
  • All data in one screen, all output in another window,
  • Cross section plotted and refreshed automatically,
  • Both section plot and results can be printed.

You can see the computer screen views here:

main program window and wall profile view.

How to Obtain a Demo

The current availabilty of demo's can be found in the Web pages of the EJGE.

Info. on File Transfers

To make the file transfers over the Net more efficient, files are placed in this server in ZIP format, or self-extracting ZIP format. Here is all about Zippin' and Unzippin'.

How to Obtain a Copy

The current availabilty information can be found at the commercial Web pages of the EJGE.