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Ground Improvement Case Histories by Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Jian Chu, Buddhima Indraratna

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Chapter 21

Environmentally Friendly Slope Stabilization Using a Soil Nail and Root System in Canada

Myint Win Bo1; Mike Fabius1; Arul Arulrajah2; Suksun Horpibulsuk2,3    1 DST Consulting Engineers Inc., Thunder Bay ON, Canada2 Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia3 Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Abstract

This chapter discusses the topic of slope stabilization, both natural and man-made. It focuses on several case studies of stabilizing existing slopes in Canada. Mechanisms of slope stability, methods of stabilization, and a brief history of soil nail stabilization techniques are discussed. The unique application of a system of soil nails and natural roots as an effective, economical, and ...

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