A Review of Soil Nailing Design Approaches

  • S.N.L. Taib


A number of design manuals and recommendations; namely by the HA 68 [4] (U.K.), BS8006 [1] (U.K.), RDGC [7] (France) and FHWA [5] (USA) are available for soil nailing. This paper will focus on the different approaches, specifically on the assumptions made for the design of soil nailing structures.


BSI (1995), BS 8006, British Standard Code of Practice for Strengthened/Reinforced Soils and Other Fills.

Bridle, R.J. and Barr, B.I.G. (1990), The Analysis and Design of Soil Nails, Proceedings of the International Reinforced Soil Conference, Glasgow, 10-12 September 1990, Thomas Telford, London, pp. 249-254.

CEN (1999), Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design, ENV 1997-1:1999 - Part 1, General Rules, European Committee of Standardisation.

Department of Transport, HA 68, Design Methods for the Reinforcement of Highway Slopes by Reinforced Soil and Soil Nailing Techniques. (1994)

FHWA (1996), FHWA/SA-96/069 Manual For Design and Construction Monitoring of Soil Nail Walls (Technical Manual 1994-1996), Redmond, Washington.

Juran, I., Baudrand, G., Farrag, K. and Elias, V. (1990), Design of Soil Nailed Retaining Structures, Design and Performance of Earth Retaining Structures, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, No.25, pp. 645-659.

RDGC, Renforcement des Sols par Clouage: Programme Clouterre, Projects Nationaux de Recherche Developpement en Genie Civil, Paris, February. French National Research Project CLOUTERRE (1991) "Recommendations CLOUTERRE 1991 - Soil Nailing Recommendations 1991" Presses de l'Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Claussees" English Translation, July 1993. (1991)

Schlosser, F., Behaviour and Design of Soil Nailing, Proceedings of Symposium on Soil and Rock Improvement Techniques, Bangkok, Thailand, 29 November -3 December 1982, pp. 399-413. (1982)

How to Cite
Taib, S. (2010). A Review of Soil Nailing Design Approaches. Journal of Civil Engineering, Science and Technology, 1(2), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.33736/jcest.70.2010