ROCK NAIL DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR ROADWAY CUTS IN CENTRAL TEXAS. FINAL REPORT

The objective of this project was to develop a rational design procedure for road cuts in the soft rocks of central Texas. Design recommendations were developed based on a systematic program of observation, documentation, and analysis of 53 existing rock cuts. A comprehensive field reconnaissance was conducted, and the behavior and characteristics of the rocks in natural and man-made exposures were observed and documented. The rock units in this study included primarily the Cretaceous-age sedimentary rocks that outcrop in a broad band from west of San Antonio through Austin, Waco, and Dallas. The lithologies ranged from limestones and dolostones of varying purity, through clay-rich marls and clay shales. Design guidelines are provided for rock cuts in central Texas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Rock Nail Anchor Retaining Wall Design Criteria.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 3208 Red River Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78705

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Transfer Office, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5051

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gilbert, R B
    • Nelson, P P
    • Young, C J
    • Moses, B E
    • Abd Al-Jalil, Y
  • Publication Date: 1995-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 358 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TXDOT-96/1407-1F, Res Rept 1407-1F, CTR 0-1407-1F
  • Contract Numbers: Study 0-1407
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1996 12:00AM