reinforcement material Articles

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Company EHS Culture in a Low-Risk Environment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs can do more for your company than simply checking off compliance boxes. EHS can also be an integral part of your company’s culture, demonstrating to employees that their happiness, health and safety is a priority—leading to more productivity and a more proactive approach to minimizing risk. Even in low risk environments, like offices or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The Basics of Slope Stability Analysis for Geosynthetics

    Slope stability analysis is vital to preventing slope failures in a variety of engineering applications including landfill design, roads, dams and embankments, to name a few. Proper analysis anticipates both natural and manmade slopes and failure of foundations and retaining walls. This blog covers the necessity of slope stability analysis, how to conduct the analysis and the role of ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Laboratory Investigation of Earth Walls Simultaneously Reinforced by Strips and Random Reinforcement

    The performance of reinforced earth structures depends, among other factors, on the shear strength of the backfill material used in construction. The shear strength can be enhanced by the use of random reinforcement. This paper presents the result of laboratory investigations concerning the effects of several types of random reinforcement on soil strength and, in particular, on the performance of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Behaviour of concrete columns reinforced internally with non–corrosive reinforcements

    This study primarily explores the experimental study on the behaviour of full scale size concrete columns reinforced internally with non–corrosive reinforcements, i.e., glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) reinforcements combined bending and axial loads. The experimental investigation consists of Series A and B. Each series has 24–column specimens with different parameters like shape of columns, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Polymer nanocomposites reinforced with polysaccharide nanocrystals

    Aqueous suspensions of polysaccharide nanocrystals can be prepared by acid hydrolysis of natural resources, such as cellulose, chitin and starch. The object of this treatment is to dissolve away regions of low lateral order so that the water–insoluble, highly crystalline residue may be converted into a stable suspensoid by subsequent vigorous mechanical shearing action. When using cellulose or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Testing of Geotechnical Fabric for Use as Reinforcement

    Twenty-seven commercially available petrochemical-based geotechnical fabrics, both woven and nonwoven, and one fiberglass fabric were evaluated for suitability as reinforcement in an embankment test section to be constructed on soft foundation at Pinto Pass in Mobile Harbor, Ala. by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District. All fabrics were subjected to initial testing in uniaxial tension ...


    By ASTM International

  • Size-reduction of thermoplastics reinforced by long and continuous filaments

    Material utilization of thermoplastics reinforced by long and continuous filaments to produce high-value, long-filament reinforced extrusion components requires a gentle size-reduction of the materials to be utilized into lumps of grinding stock in order to achieve a large as possible filament length. The properties of the components to be produced out of this grinding stock are determined by the ...


  • Tickville Gulch Turf Reinforcement Mats - Case Study

    The Vmax SC250 Turf Reinforcement Mat provides a revegetation option able to withstand FEMA-set high flow rates A drainage canal serving several farms and registered as a U.S. Waterway needed to be redirected to accommodate new development. Federal regulations and soft soils throughout the project area required special considerations for the channel lining and material anchoring. ...


    By Nilex

  • 3-D Woven Technology: The “Next Generation” in Turf Reinforcement Mats

    The designers at Propex have taken the technology in their high performance turf reinforcement mats (HPTRMs) and used it to design the next generation of turf reinforcement mats (TRMs). These new netless, composite-free three-dimensional woven TRMs are designed to deliver superior, long-term performance, and are proven to outperform traditional methods like rock riprap, concrete paving and first ...

  • Reinforced Soil within a Retaining wall provides solution for a factory site in Goa

    In order to ensure stability, Maccaferri India installs the MacRES Reinforced Soil (RS) wall system with concrete panel fascia and ParaWeb soil reinforcement into the Goa Industrial Construction site. Watson Pharma Pvt. Ltd. a global pharmaceutical company proposed to build a full fledged manufacturing unit at Verna, Goa. Verna Industrial Estate is located approximately 10 km north of the South ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • Shear Strength Tests for Coarse Granular Backfill and Reinforced Soils

    In order to overcome the limitations of the current standard small direct shear box in testing the shear strength of coarse granular backfill materials, a large direct shear apparatus (1000 by 1000 by 940 mm) was constructed at Carleton University and a series of direct shear tests were conducted with coarse granular soils. In addition, several direct shear tests on soils reinforced with geogrids ...


    By ASTM International

  • Effect of Backfill Thrust on Vertical Pressure Distribution in Reinforced Soil Model Walls

    The magnitude and distribution of vertical stress are required for the design of reinforced soil wall. A laboratory investigation utilizing a physical model of reinforced soil wall was performed to determine the effect of backfill thrust on the vertical pressure distribution within the reinforced zone. Results obtained were compared with those predicted by the theoretical vertical pressure ...


    By ASTM International

  • Performance-based Fire Safety Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams

    A numerical model, in the form of a computer program, is presented for tracing the fire behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) beams over the entire range of loading from pre-fire conditions to collapse under fire. The three stages associated with the analysis of fire resistance; namely, establishing the fire temperature—time development, calculating the heat transfer through the structure from the ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Assessment of the osteoblastic cell response to a zinc glass reinforced hydroxyapatite composite (Zn-GRHA)

    Hydroxyapatite (HA), Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2 and tricalcium phosphate (TCP) bioceramics have been used as graft materials. However, optimal biological performance has not been established yet and zinc, being a biosafe, biocompatible element, could favour for specific osteoblastic cell response. Therefore, this paper investigates the preliminary results and potential impact of zinc glass reinforced ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Material Matters - An Engineering and Fabrication Challenge

    The world of engineering is a very large and diverse universe which ranges from electrial, mechanical and civil to environmentaland structural. It is true that their varied disciplines have many qualities in common, e.g. the mixture of logic, creativity, awareness of cost /benefit ratio etc., are requirements of all engineering. It is equally true that each discipline has its own mind set, ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • Geotube Containment Structures Reinforce Sand Dunes Along Atlantic Ocean - Case Study

    Beach front property is protected by Geotube® container reinforced sand dunes. Severe erosion along the New Jersey coastal community of Beach Haven threatened to destroy homes. To prevent further beach erosion and protect property. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection designed a reinforced sand dune with Geotube containers along 400 feet of beach. The design called out ...

  • Biotoxicity study of bone cement based on a functionalised multi-walled carbon nanotube-reinforced PMMA/HAp nanocomposite

    The carbon nanotubes are emerging as innovative tools in nanobiotechnology. However, their toxic effects on the environment and health have become an issue of strong concern. In the present study, we demonstrate biotoxicity test of bone cement based on functionalised carbon nanotube reinforced PMMA/HA for next generation biomedical applications. The biotoxicity of f-MWCNTs was tested in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The influence of coating technology on the mechanical performance of montmorillonite nanoclay reinforced acrylic bone cement

    One of the primary reasons for joint replacement failure is fracture of the bone cement mantle. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of improving the dispersion of montmorillonite nanoclay in acrylic bone cement (by using coating technology) on the mechanical properties of the cured nanocomposite bone cement. Statistically significant improvements were found in the fracture ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Properties of CNT reinforced: PMMA nanocomposites and PMMA treated in NH3-gaseous atmospheric dielectric barrier discharge

    Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) polymer is a common dental laboratory and clinical material attracting various applications in plastic and adhesive dentistry. In direct contact with cellular tissues, PMMA may have toxic and inflammable properties which may limit use in contact with living dental tissues. By reinforcing PMMA with carbon nanotube and dielectric Nitrogen doping (in ammonia ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment

    Why do we care about material resource use and waste? Natural resources — in the form of materials we extract (such as fossil fuels, metal ores, and construction and industrial minerals), water, the soil and land we use, and renewable materials and biomass we harvest — are essential for the functioning of societies and economies. Several of these are covered in detail in other SOER ...

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