Soil Nailing a Wallby Peter Nicholson, Jr., (M.ASCE), Chrmn.; Nicholson Construction Co., Bridgeville, PA,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1986, Vol. 56, Issue 12, Pg. 37-39
Document Type: Feature article
Soil nailing is the reinforced-earth idea (in which the earth must be backfilled behind the wall) applied to cut situations. Soil nails are an inexpensive post-tensioned tieback, consisting essentially of a reinforcing bar which is grouted in a hole in the ground. Also in the name of low cost, the wall is made of steel reinforced shotcrete. One of the first U.S. applications is in stabilizing a slope beside the Cumberland Gap highway in Kentucky. The article gives highlights of that project, and describes the design technique.
Subject Headings: Soil nailing | Walls | Soil stabilization | Bars (structure) | Backfills | Tension | Soil grouting | Tieback (geotechnical) | North America | Kentucky | United States
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