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Can sheets or geo-grids replace reinforcing elements in soil nails?

Where soil nails are intended for improving the slope stability of existing ground, sheets or geo-grids can hardly replace reinforcing elements in soil nails. Practically speaking, the reinforcing of existing slopes limits the types of reinforcing elements to be adopted. For instance, sheets or geo-grids do not have sufficient bending stiffness to be inserted into exiting slope and they are usually placed in soils as soil layers are built up. The reinforcing element of exiting ground requires steel bars with good tensile strength.


This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.

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