soil reinforcement system Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Large-Scale Triaxial Compression Testing of Geocell-Reinforced Granular Soils

    The paper describes the results of a series of large-scale triaxial tests carried out on 200-mm-high isolated geocell-soil composite specimens and unreinforced soil specimens. Two different aggregate soils were used in the test program. The reinforced specimens were tested with a height-to-diameter ratio of unity, which matches the dimensions of these systems in a typical base reinforcement ...


    By ASTM International

  • Reinforced track sub-ballast overview

    THE Geoweb® SOIL STABILIZATION system The Geoweb system is a proven technology for solving challenging soil stabilization problems common in the railroad industry. Railway engineers worldwide have successfully applied the Geoweb cellular confinement technology to 1) provide a high-stiffness roadbed foundation at grade under track, crossings and turnouts, particularly in areas of weak soils, 2) ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Wilshire Boulevard base reinforcement, Los Angeles, California

    A City of Los Angeles street beautification effort for world famous Wilshire Boulevard provides a classic case study regarding the incompatibility of rigid pavements placed on top of rigid base layers. Wilshire Boulevard is constructed across areas of clay subgrade soils of very poor bearing strength. Soft subgrade conditions are a year around problem as the soils have a high affinity for water. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • How Strata’s Microgrid reinforced a roadside slope and saved 30-percent in costs

    Challenge The City of Fairfield in Solano County, CA has many beautiful parks and trails enjoyed by residents year round. One of roadways stretching alongside one of these natural areas was threatened due to unstable soils and a failing slope. This posed safety concerns for the area. The roadway had a right of way to a state highway and the county and city were in need of a cost effective ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • CoirGreen™ Geotextiles - An Effective Soil Erosion Prevention Method

    “The different coir types and their characteristics have made coir the most versatile natural fiber ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Monitoring and warning system - case study

    TenCate GeoDetect is the first sensor enabled geotextile on the market to provide soil reinforcement, structural health monitoring and an early warning system into one package. Our “intelligent geotextile” is the first system designed specifically for geotechnical applications and offers a technical solution for monitoring geo-structures for changes in strain, temperature or the ...

  • Zero Waste System in Paradise

    Most visitors to Fiji come for rest and relaxation on the white sand beaches or for diving and snorkeling among the unspoiled coral reefs. Few visitors realize that this tropical island in the South Pacific, north of New Zealand, is on the cutting edge of industrial ecology with a fully functional, zero waste program located near the Fijian capital of Suva. As part of an EPA funded review of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Comparison of Grasspave2 vs Bomanite Grasscrete Systems

    Grasspave2 is a plastic ring/grid structural reinforcement system for natural turf, made from 100% recycled HDPE plastic, and designed to prevent compaction of the upper root zone from loads generated by pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Plastic materials will not absorb heat or moisture, and will thus not put additional stress upon the grass. At its thickest point, this paver has 92% open area ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Analysis of monitoring results of the separation and greywater treatment system at Chester Woods Park, Olmsted County, Minn.

    Introduction In 1993, Olmsted County installed an advanced individual sewage treatment system (ISTS) at the caretaker's residence at a County-owned park to demonstrate waste load reduction and downsizing of drainfield area. The subject system has two components--1) a composting/vermiculture blackwater system and a 2) aerobic graywater treatment system. The separation of the high strength ...


    By Equaris Corporation

  • High performance vegetated solutions-research synopsis

    Research objective Measure performance of the Geoweb® (GW) material combined with a turf reinforcement mat (TRM) (integrated system) with topsoil infill and vegetation under varying shear stresses and flow rates to quantify both hydraulic forces and corresponding soil loss. The test consisted of a series of continuous one-hour flows over the GW-TRM system at incrementally increasing ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 2001 IFAI award Port of Oakland, Berth 55, Oakland, California

    The Geoweb® System reinforces weak subgrade to support construction of a Port facility Providing pavements to support traffic from wheeled equipment traffic with axle loads as high as 90 tons on loose dry soils is challenging under the best of conditions. But add to that installing and compacting a 1.8-m (6-ft) thick base layer on top of a weak, saturated clay subgrade – where environmental ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Strata Geogrid helps turn unusable land into premium Airport Parking in Seattle, WA

    Challenge Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle, WA has grown to become the 18th busiest airport in the country and the need for convenient parking is a growing concern. To help provide needed parking, one of the area’s leading parking services, MasterPark Inc., sought to turn unusable land near the airport into a valuable $20-per-night parking lot. Five retaining walls up to 33 ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • Concrete channels - case study summary

    Geoweb® channel Protection system Engineers are challenged to find cost-effective ways to manage increasing environmental and stormwater issues. The Geoweb® channel protection system offers an innovative and economical alternative to traditional formed concrete channels. The system eliminates the need to build forms and use reinforcing steel or expansion joints required by other concrete ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • ArmorMax® is Solution for Alberta, Canada Transportation case study

    Background In Alberta Canada. Alberta Transportation identified two ditches. H614:02 north ditch and H894:04 east ditch that had experienced severe erosion. Both ditches service drainage needs for adjacent farmland that comprises hundreds of acres of land. The bed slopes on the two ditches averaged approximately 7%, which enabled the silty soils to easily erode even during modest storm ...

  • Clemson road bridge case study

    Background The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) needed to provide a right-of-way for an access road adjacent to a CSX Railroad line. The proposed Clemson Road Bridge overpass was a challenging project and SCDOT had three choices: Option 1: Construct a 1H:1V Reinforced Soil Slope (RSS) at the northern bridge abutment. Option 2: Lengthen the northern ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • Pace properties case study

    Background Available property for development within the Interstate 285 perimeter in Atlanta is becoming increasingly scarce. A northwest portion of metropolitan Atlanta was becoming progressively more congested and sites previously considered too expensive or difficult to build upon were being targeted for development. The owners wanted to develop this site for a motel/suites ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • Vegetated slopes - case study summary

    The vegetated slope Protection system Preserving the natural environment with vegetation is a high priority in slope protection solutions. The Geoweb® slope protection system provides a structurally stable environment for topsoil and sustainable vegetation through a structured network of interconnected cells. The system confines and reinforces the vegetated upper soil layer, increasing its ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Federal motorway A6 Mannheim-Heilbronn case study

    Stable RiStWag -construction guidelines for roadways in water preservation areas Included in the A6 federal motorway construction project lot Mannheim – Heilbronn/Weinsberg, AS Bad Rappenau – AS Neckarsulm is the widening of km 631+640 and km 641+060 to six lanes. This section is runs through a water preservation zone, type IIIa, protected under RiStWag. Because of this, a ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

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