SOIL NAILING . GROUND ENGINEERING AND BRIDGE RESEARCH. PAPERS PRESENTED AT STRUCTURES 90, TRANSPORT AND ROAD RESEARCH LABORATORY, CROWTHORNE, 25-26 APRIL, 1990

The technique of soil nailing may be regarded as a form of in-situ reinforced soil in which the reinforcements, usually round metal bars or tubes, are installed into natural ground by driving, or by inserting in pre-drilled holes into which cement grout is pumped at relatively low pressure. Soil nailing has had very little application in the United Kingdom up to the present. However, during the last decade it has been extensively used in Germany and France where it is highly regarded as a convenient and cost-effective method. A comprehensive list of projects is reported by Bruce and Jewell (see IRRD nos 801698 and 802550). This paper describes the use of the technique for a range of possible road applications. These are: (1) excavating retaining structures; (2) stabilising existing cutting and embankment slopes; (3) increasing the slope angle of road cuttings; (4) improving bearing capacity; (5) enhancing load carrying capacity and (6) repairing existing retaining structures. (TRRL)

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    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Murray, R T
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00612229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM