3100-kN capacity DCP Rock Cable Anchors at Atal Tunnel, Rohtang

Introduction The Border Roads Organization (BRO) works for the development of road network infrastructure in India’s border areas. After the formation of BRO on 7 May 1960, the organization is responsible for protecting and developing the border roads in the north and northeastern regions. Atal (Rohtang) Tunnel is a highway tunnel constructed under the mentorship…

Natural and Manmade Slope Failures

Failure of rock or soil slopes takes place due to natural or artificial means. Natural events include failure due to flash flood, excessive seepage, pore pressure, seismic event, presence of weak discontinuities across the rock slope, shear zones, toe cutting of slope by meandering river leading to unstable slope due to change in slope geometry.…

All About Ground Anchors

Ground Anchors are the structural members that are installed deep into the rock mass with their main applicability to transfer the applied tension load deep into ground/rock mass. Sometimes, also referred to as tieback anchors. The main component of the ground tieback anchor is shown in figure 1. The anchorage is the combined system of…

Slope Stabilization

Geotechnical Solutions

  Spar Geo Infra, Geotechnical Engineering refers to a branch of civil engineering which includes the analysis, design, and construction of subsoil structure, foundations, tunnels, offshore structures, and earthen embankments. Moreover, it includes the analysis and providing an effective mitigation solution for soil/rock slopes. Spar Geo Infra Pvt. Ltd. is a comprehensive solution provider in the field…

Slope Protection (Soil Nail / Self Drilling Anchor with Drapery System) at Kapkot Village, Bageshwar

Location: KapKot Village in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand Brief of the Problem: Destabilization of the slope material The geological profile of this region faces serious slope stability related problems that are mainly attributed to an active and diverse tectonic setting, high rates of weathering, excessive rainfall, erosion vulnerability, and steep slope cuttings. Kapkot Formation is dominantly represented…

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4 Engineering Branches That Relate to Geotechnical Engineering

The world has no shortage of engineers, but it does need people who specialize in certain areas of engineering. ‘Geoprofessions’ refer to the engineering disciplines that relate to the Earth and the environmental services applied to it. Here we are discussing four engineering branches that relate to geotechnical engineering and information about how they can be used: Environmental…