Chapter 20

Pullout Resistance of Grouted Soil Nails

Wan-Huan Zhou    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macau, China


Soil nailing is a technique accomplished by installing closely spaced, passive, structural inclusions, known as nails, into the soil to increase its overall shear strength. Soil nails have been widely used for stabilization of slopes and earth-retaining structures in many countries and regions. In Hong Kong, grouted soil nails have been used in most slope stabilization works since the late 1980s. Although the design guidelines are available in many countries, some design issues remain ambiguous among some engineers and researchers. The soil nail ...

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