Petrochemical Site Requires Unconventional Road Design on Soft Soils

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 under the title "Non-Conventional Design Road for Heavy Traffic Load in Soft Soils", provides a strong example of how geotechnical challenges are answered by matching project-specific design needs with geosynthetic reinforcement materials. The work was authored by Brazil-based Hélio Vronsky Fonseca Adeodato, Rubenei Novais Souza, Silio Carlos Pereira Lima Filho, and Alexandre de Macedo Fernandes Lopes. Geosynthetica published the proceedings for GeoAmericas 2016. GeoAmericas 2020 will be held in Rio de Janeiro 26 - 29 April 2020. 1. PETROCHEMICAL PROJECT INTRODUCTION The assembly of the Petrochemical Complex of Rio de Janeiro (COMPERJ)...

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