In HUESKER’s May 2017 videocast, engineer Christoph Hessing discusses a highly important reduction factor that engineers must know to properly design with geosynthetics: creep rupture. This is essential to understanding soil reinforcement.

“The purpose of the reduction factors is to take into account the factors influencing product behavior that are likely to be significant in an application,” Hessing says.
Beginning from the German EBGEO standard, which is equivalent to ISO/TR 20432’s RFCR, Hessing moves into ISO testing for potential geosynthetic creep (again using an ISO standard). He demonstrates how project-specific load levels are gauged against a specified product’s performance and how engineers arrive at equivalency of short-term strength and 120-year design lives.
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VIDEO: Reduction Factors for Creep Rupture Behavior of Geosynthetics