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Application of soil nail method for slope stability purpose

Application of soil nail method for slope stability purpose

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Landslide is a common natural disaster around the world. Many human loss and injuries occur due to different types of landslide. Through the last couple of decades, different kind of landslide preventive measures had been developed for reducing the hazard. Each preventive measure has its unique technique and application benefit. One of the most common slope stabilization methods is soil nailing.

Soil nail application has been developed in the last 30 years. This method is growing rapidly and becoming more popular because of its advantages. Use of soil nail for reinforcing unstable slopes is one of the most favorable solutions in geotechnical engineering practice. Thus, soil nail application for slope stabilization will have a good potential for development in future.

This project will present the application of soil nail for slope stabilization. The benefits and limitations of soil nail and its construction procedure are described. In addition, design requirements and quality control specifications are explained. Slope stability analysis using “SLOPE/W” code is demonstrated and a design method of soil nail using Slope/W is described in detail. Two selected case studies, located in Hong Kong and Australia, are presented to demonstrate effectiveness of soil nail system for slope stabilization. These case studies present a typical design method used for soil nail walls. A simplified hand calculation method is compared with the limit equilibrium approach used in Slope/W code.

It should be noted that soil nailing is one of the methods used for stabilizing medium size slopes. Enhancing public education for the landslide hazard is the desirable way for preventing human loss and property damage in high landslide risk areas. In this study, some recommendations on increasing public awareness about landslide hazard are described as well.

Landslide is a common natural disaster around the world. Many human loss and injuries occur due to different types of landslide. Through the last couple of decades, different kind of landslide preventive measures had been developed for reducing the hazard. Each preventive measure has its unique technique and application benefit. One of the most common slope stabilization methods is soil nailing.

Soil nail application has been developed in the last 30 years. This method is growing rapidly and becoming more popular because of its advantages. Use of soil nail for reinforcing unstable slopes is one of the most favorable solutions in geotechnical engineering practice. Thus, soil nail application for slope stabilization will have a good potential for development in future.

This project will present the application of soil nail for slope stabilization. The benefits and limitations of soil nail and its construction procedure are described. In addition, design requirements and quality control specifications are explained. Slope stability analysis using “SLOPE/W” code is demonstrated and a design method of soil nail using Slope/W is described in detail. Two selected case studies, located in Hong Kong and Australia, are presented to demonstrate effectiveness of soil nail system for slope stabilization. These case studies present a typical design method used for soil nail walls. A simplified hand calculation method is compared with the limit equilibrium approach used in Slope/W code.

It should be noted that soil nailing is one of the methods used for stabilizing medium size slopes. Enhancing public education for the landslide hazard is the desirable way for preventing human loss and property damage in high landslide risk areas. In this study, some recommendations on increasing public awareness about landslide hazard are described as well.

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Published by: victoryeung on Jan 22, 2009
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The soil nail position should be located identical to that of the working plan, although
soil nail locations may be offset within the tolerances of specification agreed by design
engineering. Before the drilling stage, cable detection and visual inspection shall be
provided to avoid any buried utilities.

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