Geotechnical Engineering Circular No. 7 - Soil Nail Walls

This document presents information on the analysis, design, and construction of soil nail walls in highway applications. The main objective is to provide practitioners in this field with sound and simple methods and guidelines that will allow them to analyze, design, and construct safe and economical structures. This document updates information contained in FHWA-SA-96-069R (Byrne et al., 1998). The focus is on soil nailing techniques that are commonly used in the U.S. practice. The contents of this document include: an introduction, a chapter on applications and feasibility, descriptions and guidelines for field and laboratory testing in soil nailing applications, descriptions of the common U.S. practice, analysis and design of soil nail walls, chapters on contracting approach and technical specifications and design examples. Because of the popularity of the Allowable Stress Design (ASD) method [also known as Service Load Design (SLD)] among practitioners, the methods presented in this document are based on the ASD method.

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    GeoSyntec Consultants

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    Columbia, MD  United States  21046-1760

    Federal Highway Administration

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    Federal Highway Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Lazarte, Carlos A
    • Elias, Victor
    • Espinoza, R David
    • Sabatini, Paul J
  • Publication Date: 2003-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Manual
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 314p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01750934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-IF-03-017
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-00-C-00109
  • Created Date: Aug 18 2020 4:19PM