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Soil nails improve slope stability by:
(i) Partial increase in the the normal force and shear resistance along potential slip surface in frictional soils.
(ii) Direct reduction of driving force along potential slip surface for cohesive and frictional soils.
(iii) Soil nail head and facing provides containment effect to limit the deformation near slope surface.
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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