Soil Nailing Design
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Loveland, OH 45140, USA
Visual Slope
A Geotechnical Design Resource
Soil nails/anchors have been widely used to provide reinforcement for failing soil, rock or mixed slopes. Most soil
nailing design softwares use constant concentrated forces acting on the slope surface to simulate soil nails;
however, the reinforcement provided by the soil nails varies with the location of the potential failure surface.  Visual
Slope is one of the few design softwares that determines the reinforcement according to the potential failure
surface.  Soil nail properties can be set for tension, shear, nail, tieback, or micro-pile to fulfill different functionalities.

Main Features of Soil Nailing Design

  • Nails with bonded and unbonded sections, or bonded sections only
  • Nails can be drawn individually or group generated into the model
  • Variations of reinforcement along soil nails
  • Consideration of nail angle and horizontal spacing
  • Nail, tieback or micro-pile functionalities
Nails/Anchors without Unbonded Sections
Nails/Anchors with Unbonded Sections
Nails, Micro-Piles and Tiebacks Work together