Fiberglass Nail Pullout Capacity for Rapid Soil Landslide Remediation

Soil nailing using launched soil nails are a viable means of rapid and relatively low cost repair of shallow slope failures in soils. Fiberglass nails are a potential alternative to steel nails to reduce the risk the risk of corrosion, reduce cost, and simplify nail fabrication. This study considered the pullout capacity of fiberglass versus steel nails, finding the capacity of both nail types was similar to the lower bound capacity of traditionally installed soil nails. Other factors discussed in the paper include installation damage, deflection required to mobilize the nail strength, and durability in the ground environment. The results suggest fiberglass nails may be a viable alternative to steel if the cross section of the fiberglass nails is selected so the nails provide similar strength to steel.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-3239
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 7:56PM