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Flood Protection – Rehabilitation of a Dike in Germany

Flood Protection Strategies with Geosynthetics

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Geosynthetics have provided a wide range of flood defense solutions around the world. They are used to halt erosion, strength coast lines and riverbanks. They support dunes and prevent...

GeoAmericas 2020 Rescheduled to Late October

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GeoAmericas 2020 will be the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. With COVID-19 concerns impacting travel around the world, large and small events alike have rescheduled to protect their participants...

Improved Soil Bearing Capacity for Minerals Storage Yard with Geocells

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A major intermodal logistics facilities and solutions provider for global commodities transport sought to construct new warehouses at a site in Perú. However, poor foundation conditions--clay silt materials, high...

Lightweight Foamed Concrete Subgrade for Heavy Haul Railway

Lightweight Foamed Concrete (LWFC) is being investigated by the Railway Engineering Research Institute (RERI) in China as a potential subgrade foundation at bridge transition zones. It has the characteristics...

GeoU 2020 Update: In a Fast-Changing Field, You Can’t Sleep on Geo

This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. Read more about the COVID-19 announcement. GeoU 2020 will be held 16 - 19 November 2020...

ISGPEG 2020 Honors Dr. Erol Güler

The International Conference on Innovative Solutions for Geotechnical Problems 2020 will be held 11 – 12 June 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey—the birthplace of renowned geosynthetics researcher Erol Güler. You...

GSI Fellowships Continue to Have Extraordinary Impact on Geosynthetics

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has invested tens of thousands of dollars in its engineering research over the years, both in-house and with its GSI Fellowships program. The latter endeavor...

National Survey Underscores GeoU 2020’s Engineering Value

This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. A late 2019 blind survey from CentralSquare of more than 5,000 participants found that Americans are...

Coronavirus Concerns Move INDEX 2020 to October

About the Feature Image: This illustration was created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Spikes adorn the outer surface...
NOLA Levee Reconstruction, USACE

Revisiting LPV 111 and Geosynthetics in NOLA Levees

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The human and infrastructure devastation inflicted by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina has led to years of levee design revisions and reconstructions in the New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) region. The United...

INDEX 2020 Geosynthetics Seminar Announced

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The triennial INDEXTM global nonwoven event from Edana will be held 20 - 23 October 2020 in Geneva Switzerland. (NOTE: These represent new dates since this story was published.)...

Bases and Subbases for Concrete Pavement Performance

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From the GAP 2019 transportation conference proceedings: In "Design and Construction of Bases and Subbases for Concrete Pavement Performance," Shreenath Rao, Hesham Abdualla, and Thomas Yu, P.E. use a...

The Design of Optimum Asphalt Content of Asphalt-Treated Bases

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From the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference: Danniel Rodriguez, Jose Garibay, and Soheil Nazarian from the Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems (University of Texas – El Paso) examine asphalt-stabilized...
Pavement image, moving vehicle perspective

The Influence of Sloped Shoulders on Pavement Responses

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Slope stability analysis is a common design problem in geotechnics and thus, several slope stability methods using classical limit equilibrium analysis are available. In these methods, applied surcharge load...

Geostructural Characterization of Foundation Materials Using Automated Plate Load Testing

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Structural design of highway or airfield pavements or railroads involves assumption of key mechanistic parameter values such as resilient modulus, modulus of subgrade reaction, dynamic modulus, and track modulus....

GeoU 2020 Reinforcement Course Adds Zornberg, Tutumluer, MacMillan

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. The organizers of GeoU 2020's reinforcement course have announced the additions of Dr. Jorge Zornberg, P.E....
coastal engineering with geotextile tubes, aerial photo by HUESKER

Advance Your Coastal Engineering and Water Quality Strategies at GeoU 2020

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Geosynthetic materials are used extensively in coastal engineering and protection projects. The modern geotextiles industry, in fact, emerged in the late 1950s as the response of engineers to severe...

Polish Experiences with Geogrids in Soil Structures

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The International Geosynthetics Society runs a series of high-level workshops that are organized by the IGS Technical Committees. Two of the major TCs are TC – Soil Reinforcement and...
Fouled Ballast article feature image - railroad tracks at TTCI

Estimation of Soil-Water Characteristic Curves in Fouled Ballast

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Dr. Stacey Kulesza, P.E., Robert Sherwood, and Dr. Michelle Berry, P.E. exam fouled ballast and soil-water characteristic curves, in this latest share from the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference...
Petrochemical feature image, heavy equipment being hauled over soft soils

Petrochemical Site Requires Unconventional Road Design on Soft Soils

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Geosynthetics are used frequently to support roads that are built specifically for temporary or limited exposure to very heavy loads. This petrochemical installation project, first presented at GeoAmericas 2016...
Crushed base course production

Development of a 3/4-Inch Minus Crushed Base Course Specification

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In the latest addition to our continuing series of articles developed out of the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference proceedings, we follow Eli Cuelho, a senior engineer with TRI...
INTERVIEW: Rajib Mallick on Geosynthetic-Reinforced Chip Seal

INTERVIEW: Mallick on Geosynthetic-Reinforced Chip Seal

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A few years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Rajib Mallick of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) who was about to deliver multiple papers at the annual TRB...
Flooded road image

Unsaturated Analysis of Water Flow in Granular Layers of Inundated Pavements

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Climate change has created less predictable precipitation and in many cases more intense precipitation events. This influx of water flow is a significant challenge for infrastructure planning, with and...
North Berwick Golf Course repair photo from NAUE

850 Geotextile Bags Protect Historic Scottish Golf Course

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Founded in 1832, the North Berwick Golf Club in the UK is one of oldest clubs in the world. In fact, you’d have to visit historic St. Andrews to...
U.S. Air Force of C-130 on runway, photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released

Evaluation of Geocell Reinforced Backfill for Airfield Pavement Repair

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In this latest sharing of work from the GAP 2019 conference--Geosynthetica published GAP's proceedings--Lyan Garcia and Jeb Tingle of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) share...

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The GeoWire for the Week of July 6

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 6. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The B1M...
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