The use of sophisticated software packages can assist engineers in developing cost effective solutions to exacting international design standards. They offer the ability to run a range of design scenarios to cover differing ground and loading conditions to minimise the design risk for a project. To assist engineers with this process, the Geofabrics team of engineering specialists are available to give technical advice in the use of the software as well as provide in-house or seminar training.
Macra1 - Water Courses
Macra1 conducts a stability analysis of water course cross-sections, with respect to water flow by checking the hydraulic stability of different bank protection linings given an allowable shear stress and roughness coefficient for the various materials selected.
MACRO Studio- Design of rockfall netting protection solutions on rock slopes
The MacRO Studio software suite has two applications: MacRO 1, developed for the analysis of surface stability of rocky slopes and MacRO 2, to design drapery system for controlling falling rocky debris and deposit it at the foot of the slope without impacting the infrastructure.
SpectraRail software provides engineers with a quick and effective tool for evaluating design options and optimising rail track support using Tensar Geogrids.
Developed specifically for Tensar’s SpectraRail Railway Improvement System, SpectraRail Software enables users to evaluate and compare designs for both non stabilised and mechanically stabilised rail trackbeds with comprehensive cost analysis for each alternative.
SpectraRail software is a comprehensive, systems-based software suite that offers the full benefits of Tensar’s knowledge and experience in analysing both sub-ballast stabilisation and ballast optimisation applications. These applications incorporate Tensar TriAx Geogrids, key components of the SpectraRail System.
This software is available free of charge following the completion of a free training module delivered by a Geofabrics specialist.
The new Gawac software has been developed to provide engineers with a rapid and efficient tool to design and optimise gabion retaining walls considering both ultimate and serviceability limit states. The software allows the user to consider a large number of different situations (geometry, surcharge loads, etc.) which may occur during the design life of the structure. The program requires the user to provide the problem data and perform the analysis commands. Gawac software incorporates the main international design standards for retaining wall design. Current version 3.1.06.
NZ Users - Macstars W Reinforced Soil Structures & Mass Gravity Gabion Retaining Wall
MacStars W provides designers with reliable way to analysis the stability of gabion retaining walls and Terramesh reinforced soil walls and slopes having either simple or complex ground, hydraulic and load conditions. Current Version is December 2020.
The TensarSlope program allows experienced design engineers who have attended a TensarSlope training workshop to produce designs for reinforced soil walls and slopes. This software is available free of charge following the completion of a free training module delivered by a Geofabrics specialist.
Tensar program for the design of reinforced soil walls and slopes incorporating Tensar RE500 geogrids. The program incorporates new design methods and an improved graphical interface and replaces WinWall and TensarWallAS programs. The software is for experienced users who have attended the Tensar Training Workshops and for new users who have been provided in-house training by Geofabrics staff (16MB)
Latest version 2.09.06 dated 10/01/2019. Existing users should check their version and download this latest update.
Note: Install by creating the directory in the C drive, ie. C:/Program Files (x86)/Tensar International and extracting the contents of the zipped file into that directory.
Software package incorporating new Tensar TriAx geogrids to assist engineers in the design of geogrid stabilised pavements following the AASHTO design method. - Release notes available.
Latest version 7.02.03. Existing users should check their version and download this latest update.