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Geocentrix Repute - Intelligent pile design and analysis

What's new in Repute 2.5?

New/improved in Release 14

  • New added Australian Standard AS2159
  • New added support for igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks
  • New added ability to apply resistance factors to boundary element analyses
  • New added ability to import multiple load combinations from a single Excel spreadsheet
  • New added ability to specify fixed (i.e. constant) skin friction and end bearing values on a layer-by-layer basis
  • New added option to display layer boundaries and soil/rock names on the Drawing Board
  • New added Run Diagnostics command to Tools menu
  • Improved separated the force vs displacement and moment vs rotation graphs
  • Improved increased the limit on E1/E0 from 60 to 70%
  • Improved added option to calculate interface friction from tan(delta)/tan(phi) ratio
  • Improved forces and moments are now scaled according to their magnitude
  • Fixed display is now refreshed immediately on changing graph type
  • Fixed numerous minor bug fixes and improvements in performance

New/improved in Release 13

  • New – added ability to import multiple pile groups from a single Excel template
  • New – added ability to import multiple load combinations from a single Excel template
  • New – added bearing capacity algorithm from ERTC3 (European Region Technical Committee 3) technical report
  • Improved – Import Pile Group Wizard now fully supports H-piles, pipes, and spun pipes
  • Improved – added third axis to drawing orientation indicator
  • Improved – added hatching to ground surface to differentiate drawing orientation
  • Improved – updated Sentinel Runtime Environment to v8.43 (June 2022 release)
  • Fixed – corrected error in boundary element analysis when piles are raked in the Y-direction
  • Fixed – numerous minor bug fixes and improvements in performance

New/improved in Release 12

  • New – beta algorithm now implements McClelland's, Meyerhof's, and Kraft and Lyons' methods
  • New – added soil properties (density index for coarse soils and plasticity index for fine) to support algorithms
  • New – added ability to save Workbook layout, including individual columns and filters
  • New – added ability to plot results of Fleming's analysis on a Chin plot
  • New – added ability to orientate a pile group by an arbitrary angle
  • New – added Build command to Project Manager's popup menu
  • New – now displays partial factors used in pile group analysis in design standard's Property Inspector
  • Improved increased available program memory on 64-bit Windows to 3 GB
  • Improved removed limitation on degrees of freedom (currently 8000) from Boundary Element Analysis
  • Improved updated Developer Express controls to v21.1.5
  • Improved updated DropMaster control to v2.5.2
  • Improved updated FastReport controls to v2021.3
  • Improved updated Steema TChart controls to v9.33
  • Fixed – can drag and drop item from another instance of the program
  • Fixed – scroll wheel now works in the Reporter
  • Fixed – can (once again) specify a skin friction algorithm for a layer
  • Fixed – reinstated minimum and maximum values for shear and torque columns in Workbook
  • Fixed – numerous minor bug fixes and improvements in performance

New/improved in Release 11

  • New – Implemented stubby pile modification in Randolph Analysis
  • New – added support for VPNs that hide the MAC Address (e.g. Fortigate 100E VPN with SSL-VPN option)
  • Improved distinction made between shaft and base forces in boundary element Workbook and on graph
  • Improved - updated Reference Manual now includes details of all rock algorithms
  • Improved – updated Reference Manual now includes details of all Boundary Element Analysis options
  • Improved – now sets Variable Load Category and Imposed Load Area to defaults when user omits data from spreadsheet import
  • Fixed – 'No material has been specified' error on creating new Bored Pile
  • Fixed – crash when running Boundary Element Analysis with Maths Kernel Libraries flag on
  • Fixed - Splash screen flashes repeatedly on program startup
  • Fixed – numerous minor bug fixes and improvements in performance

New/improved in Release 10

  • New – Borehole Wizard allows specification of ground stiffness
  • New – classification of variable actions
  • New – classification of imposed loads
  • New – Randolph analysis provides settlement values per layer
  • New – fully integrated boundary element engine
  • New – support for infilled pipe piles with variable axial stiffness
  • New – Drawing Board differentiates material types
  • New – Drawing Board differentiates duration of actions
  • New – Expanded template for importing actions
  • Improved – start-up time of boundary element engine greatly reduced
  • Improved – general speed improvement in boundary element analysis
  • Improved – clearer naming of saved results from boundary element engine
  • Improved – Pile Group worksheet now displays material properties
  • Improved – Boundary element worksheet now displays maximum bending moment and shear forces down each pile
  • Improved – stiffness graph differentiates small and large strain values
  • Improved – Action Wizard allows up to 50 actions to be entered
  • Improved – updated Sentinel runtime environment to version 8.21
  • Fixed – Pile Group Wizard now rotates the pile cap also when requested
  • Fixed – improved error messages on encountering invalid stiffness valuers
  • Fixed – added missing micropile details to Reporter
  • Fixed – renamed tabs in exported Excel files to match

New/improved in Release 9

  • New added simplified and generalized Custom Design Standard (replacing CustomEN1997 and CustomWorkingStressDesignStandard)
  • New automatic resizing of pile cap location and dimensions
  • New - latest licence can now be download from the Internet
  • New audio feedback on opening the program and creating new items
  • New Project Manager automatically places items under sub-headings and removes empty headings
  • New messages are colour-coded in the Message Board
  • Improved updated cURL library to version 7.71.1
  • Improved updated Developer Express VCL controls to version 20.1.3
  • Improved updated FastReports control to version 6.7.9
  • Improved updated Raize DropMaster control to version 2.5.1
  • Improved updated Steema TeeChart control to version 9.30 (2020.30)
  • Improved updated zLib1 compression library to version
  • Improved updated Sentinel runtime environment to version 8.13
  • Fixed amended partial factors for BS 8004:2015 to match EN 1997-1
  • Fixed various minor bugs resolved

New/improved in Release 8

  • New - added partial factors for accidental design situations from Amendment 2 of the UK National Annex to BS EN 1997-1+A1
  • New - Randolph's analysis now supports multi-layered ground profiles
  • New - login status now displayed on program's title bar
  • Improved - further improvements to soil and rock stiffness controls
  • Improved - better detection of errors when analysing double-raked piles in the presence of torque
  • Improved - occasionally-used licence admin controls now hidden by default
  • Improved - renamed Shrinkage algorithm to "No Contact Algorithm"
  • Improved updated Sentinel runtime environment to version v8.11
  • Fixed amended elastic shortening calculation in Fleming's Analysis
  • Fixed various licence connection issues resolved
  • Fixed Trial Edition issues resolved
  • Fixed various minor bugs resolved

New/improved in Release 7

  • New - added support for shaft friction and end bearing algorithms for rock in single pile calculations
  • New - Property Inspector for Longitudinal ULS Calculation allows selection of shaft friction and end bearing algorithms for rock
  • Improved - updated user interface controls (Developer Express VCL v19.2.4)
  • Improved - updated reporting control (FastReport v6.5.1)
  • Improved updated graph control (Steema TeeChart VCL32 v2020.29)
  • Fixed Hyperbolic boundary element analysis sets incorrect wall friction value when no algorithm is specified
  • Fixed ships with revised template needed for import into version 2.5
  • Fixed latest LDK/HASP Runtime setup program included
  • Fixed MRU (most-recently used file) list now updates on existing the program

New/improved in Release 6

  • New support for rock layers
  • New support for concrete-filled pipe piles
  • New existing pile properties can now be updated via Pile Group Import Wizard
  • New Project Manager now nests items for easier identification and selection
  • New Action Wizard allows (x, y, z) coordinates of Forces and Moments to be specified
  • New gridlines can be added to plan drawings
  • Improved - comprehensive overhaul of small-strain and large strain stiffness, which are now automatically associated with each other
  • Improved - redesigned Property Inspector for Soils and Rocks to cater for new stiffness capabilities
  • Improved Pile Group Inspector now displays the total number of piles in the group
  • Improved algorithms are no longer generated for default boundary element parameters
  • Improved results of calculations now automatically clear when linked properties change
  • Improved Import Loads Wizard now ignores forces and moments with zero magnitude
  • Improved updated Quick-Start Tutorial that demonstrates several data-entry improvements across the program
  • Fixed elevation of borehole now drawn correctly
  • Fixed amplification factor for combination of actions now read on opening file
  • Fixed LDK/HASP Runtime setup program now available via Licence menu

New/improved in Release 5

  • New - algorithms for specifying rock strength
  • New - added ability to reduce the project size by removing duplicate items
  • New - algorithms can now be used by all calculations, including boundary element analyses
  • New - section properties provided for European wide flange beams
  • New - added "Yes/No to All" options when deleting multiple items from Project Manager
  • Improved - redesigned Property Inspector for Boundary Element Analysis
  • Improved - Pile Group Import Wizard now reads concrete and steel strengths
  • Improved - Kolk and van der Velde method added to alpha algorithm
  • Improved - network settings now preserved on importing new licence
  • Fixed - incorrect display of borehole and ruler when scenario extent exceeds display
  • Fixed - enabled Pile Group Wizard in Trial Edition

New/improved in Release 4

  • New - plan locations of forces and moments can now be tethered to pile locations
  • New - added ability to delete multiple items from Project Manager with one command
  • New - export commands now support Microsoft XLSX format
  • New - old licence is automatically backed up on importing new licence
  • New - server hostname can now be specified instead of IP address
  • Improved - now caters for bored piles > 3 m in diameter
  • Improved - Import Action command now includes the variability of the actions
  • Improved - Browser now shows news feed direct from Geocentrix website
  • Fixed - wrong font displayed in the Reference Manual
  • Fixed - various minor bug fixes to user interface

New/improved in Release 3

  • New – added support for LDSA Guideline Notes for Bored Piles in London Clay
  • New – added support for triangular, hexagonal, and circular pile caps
  • New – added ability to save user interface changes
  • Improved – major performance boost when switching from one calculation to another
  • Improved – Borehole Wizard extended to cover rock layers
  • Improved – relaxed limit on pile length (now 126 m)
  • Improved – automatic re-scaling of Drawing Board when switching orientation
  • Improved – provided better implementation of Trial Edition
  • Fixed – various minor bug fixes to user interface

New/improved in Release 2

  • New – Custom Pipe and Custom Spun Pipe enabled in the Stockyard
  • Improved – Boundary Element Report now displays min/max forces, bending moments, etc. in pile group
  • Improved - Pile Group Wizard allows different x and y spacings to be entered for custom pile layout
  • Improved – various bug fixes and performance improvements

New/improved in Release 1

  • New - multi-threaded Boundary Element engine, up to 100x faster than before
  • New - support for spun piles and micropiles
  • New - Action Import Wizard
  • New - Pile Group Import Wizard
  • New – support for ICP and MS1314 spun pipes;
  • New – support for bearing piles to BS4 (UBP sections)
  • New – support for Arcelor Mittal bearing piles (HP and HZ sections)
  • New – support for legacy Corus bearing piles (UKC sections)
  • New - ability to select which sections and materials appear in the Stockyard
  • New - support for BS 8004:2015
  • New – direct support for rock within the boundary element analysis
  • Improved - Pile Group Wizard now supports a wider range of pile types
  • Improved - greater distinction between different calculations in Stockyard
  • Improved – support for using the program across wide area networks
  • Improved - numerous other minor improvements

What's new in Repute 2.0

  • New - Implementation of design methods for single piles: Longitudinal ULS; Fleming's Analysis; Randolph's Analysis
  • New - Addition of analysis of torque
  • New - Support for wide range of design standards: Eurocode 7 - EN 1997-1:2004, +UK NA, +Irish NA, +Singapore NA; Custom Eurocode 7; Italian Norme tecniche per le costruzioni; Eurocode 7 pre-standard - ENV 1997-1:1994; BS 8004:1986; Custom Working Stress Standard
  • New - Support for more pile types: Pre-cast concrete square piles; Cast-in-place concrete augered piles; Steel pipe (tubular) piles; Steel H piles)
  • New - Addition of pile sections: Corus bearing piles (Advance UKBP sections); Corus pipe piles (Celcius sections)
  • New - Addition of Concrete grades C16/20 to C50/60
  • New - Addition of Steel grades S235 to S450
  • New - Addition of Corus Advance steel grades
  • New - Support for combination of actions
  • New - Addition of algorithms implementing design rules from British and European standards (including Eurocode 7)
  • New - Addition of extensive set of algorithms to allow customization of design calcuations
  • New - Live Drawing Board with separate cross-section, elevation, and plan views
  • New - Project Manager providing easy navigation of items, using drag-drop capabilities
  • New - Stockyard containing over 100 ready-to-use engineering items
  • New - Property Inspector providing quick access to properties of all engineering items
  • New - Workbook displaying results of all calculations in drill-down fashion
  • Improved - Ribbon interface simplifies program manipulation and navigation
  • New - User-customizable reports
  • Improved - Graph Paper displaying results in easily-customized visual form
  • Improved - Reporter providing printer-friendly output
  • New - Project Wizard
  • New - Conversion Wizard
  • New - Borehole, Action, and Calculation Wizards
  • Improved - Pile Group Wizard

What's in Repute 1.x

  • New - Design of pile groups (Boundary Element Analysis)
  • New - Smoothing of soil data
  • New - Support for cast-in-place concrete bored piles
  • New - Extensive range of spoils types supported
  • New - Graph Paper displaying results in visual form
  • New - Reporter providing printer-friendly output
  • New - Browser provides convenient access to web-based program information
  • New - Message Board collects all program-generated messages together
  • New - Pile Group Wizard

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