Soil Reinforcement 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.

  • Case study - Airport platform

    Mexico City's international airport was built over a lake; the soil is expansive clay with water content approaching 200%. Settlement is a severe problem and several airport runways necessitated a 4m asphalt layer thickness. A recently constructed airport platform using a conventional pavement was expected to settle 3 cm at the 3 vertical loading points of the airplane over two years. In fact it ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • Areas Where Revetment Mats Can Provide Structure and Ground Stability

    First things first—what does the term revetment mean in relation to erosion control? Well, revetments are like sloping walls placed just right to block or drain invading water before it can destroy a surrounding ground, like riverbanks, beaches, cliffs and man-made waterways. Containing articulated concrete, a revetment mat installation—consisting of one or more pieces—is the ...

  • Use Articulated Concrete Block Mats for People and Animal Safety

    Cable concrete mat installations are great for using in areas that are close to water in order to prevent soil erosion. Since they offer superior flexibility, they can be customized to fit your specific project needs. And whether you’ve thought about it or not, articulated concrete block mats also play a role in keeping people and animals safe, while at the same time providing structural ...

  • Watch your Language! Geosynthetics vs Traditional Materials

    During GeoAmericas 2016, Dr. Neil Dixon’s sustainability keynote touched upon many topics for the future of geosynthetics. While sustainability drove most of the lecture, a few of his ideas simply approached how the field positioned itself in the marketplace. He suggested, for example, moving the field away from isolating language like “versus traditional materials.” ...


    By Nilex

  • Dam Removal, Gob Fire - Case Study

    Coal Gob Fire Quenching – Wellston, Ohio Removal of a dead lake from a former coal mine in Southern Ohio. While working on removal of a dead lake we uncovered a burning gob fire. We moved 45,000 cubic yards of cut to fill and cut to waste, installed 36" reinforced concrete pipe to relieve the dam, and dewatered over 100 million gallons. We moved over 16,000 cubic yards of earth to ...

  • Soil Retention at Village of Moreland Hills, Ohio - Case Study

    PROJECT SCOPE: The village of Moreland Hills, Ohio faced a challenge to re-tain soils in a problematic soft soil area. But, piling systems were expensive and a concrete solution in the natural environment was undesirable. Presto GEOWEB® earth retention system’s inherent qualities include its flexibility, ability to withstand reasonable differential settlement in soft soil environ-ments, ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Rear Loaded Garbage Body Parts

    Hydraulic garbage trucks are home waste collecting and transporting vehicles which are loaded either by hand or by container. In garbage trucks produced by HİDRO-MAK, body, discharge plate, hopper, compaction plate and hydraulic-pneumatic-electric diagrams are produced as a whole. ...


    By HidroMak

  • Erosion control products: cost effective alternatives for revegetation

    Erosion is any horticulturist’s worst nightmare. From the process of replanting and restoration, to the loss of the most fertile soil, i.e. the topsoil, erosion can have damaging effects on any cultivation. Although erosion is mainly associated with water erosion, wind erosion and tillage are another two forms of erosion. So what are the signs that can help identify erosion early ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Sewage sludge ash characteristics and potential for use in bricks, tiles and glass ceramics

    The characteristics of sewage sludge ash (SSA) and its use in ceramic applications pertaining to bricks, tiles and glass ceramics have been assessed using the globally published literature in the English medium. It is shown that SSA possesses similar chemical characteristics to established ceramic materials and under heat treatment achieves the targeted densification, strength increases and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Soil Reinforcement: Tunnel Portals - Case Study

    Problem The A1 Autostrada, known as Autostrada del Sole (Motorway of the sun), runs for 750km from Milan to Naples, via Bologna, Florence and Rome. Not only is it the longest motorway in Italy, it is considered to be the key corridor in the country’s highway network.  To improve safety, reduce congestion and consequent environmental pollution, a new section of the A1 was proposed in ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • HydroUnits: supporting dimensional analysis in hydrologic computing systems using sensor-based standards

    Unit representation in the Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) specified in the IEEE 1451 standards is a binary sequence of 10 octets that encode the physical units as a product of the seven Système International base units, plus radian and steradian, each raised to a rational power in addition to an unsigned integer indicating the structure of the unit. While this representation seems ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A web-based environmental decision support system for legacy models

    An environmental decision support system (EDSS) was designed for the Occoquan system in Northern Virginia, USA. This EDSS is available through the internet using web-browsers, and enables stakeholders to interact with complexly-linked water resources models for the Occoquan system based on seven implementations of HSPF and two implementations of CE-QUAL-W2 software. Using the web-interface of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Geodrilling: Maintenance of active slope stability installations

    Landslide activity and slope failure on parts of the Isle of Wight have been an ongoing problem for hundreds of years and a significant landslide during the particularly bad winter of 1994-5 seriously affected an area up to 400 metres inland from the coast. Instability in the Castlehaven area had to be addressed to reduce the risk to public safety, property and the local infrastructure. The Isle ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • West bouldin creek Watershed protection program city of Austin - Case Study

    The Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin is enthusiastic about cellular confinement technology. Though only recently added as a favorite system in their problem solving toolkit, this technology has been applied with dramatic success by in-house personnel in designing and building a 22 foot retaining wall to reinforce an eroding streambank. West Bouldin Creek makes a 90 degree ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Concrete infilled Channels research at Colorado state university Hydraulics labratory - Case Study

    Geoweb® Cellular Confinement Systems are used for applications such as load support, earth retention, porous pavement, and slope and channel erosion protection. The product can also be utilized in the efficient formation of concrete structures such as levees, stream bank revetment, or slope protection, allowing for rapid installation without the use of stakes or the need for curing. A testing ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Flexible transition Mat/TRM system protects Stormwater Channel Embankments - Case Study

    City’s Relocation and Floodplain Management Project Included Embankment Protection at Culvert Outflows The GEORUNNER flow protection mat system, manufactured by local Appleton company, Presto Products Company, was employed as additional embankment stability on the channel alignment project. The Apple Creek Relocation and Floodplain Management Project includes ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • The Eco‐Environmental Solution for Expedient Construction of Helicopter Landing Pads - Case Study

    Environmental and Other Challenges As oil exploration efforts expand around the world, balancing the need to access land while adhering to environmental regulations and maintaining a minimal footprint can be a challenge. Access and transportation of materials into oil, gas, and mineral exploration sites create logistical challenges that significantly impact overall project costs. This is ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Erosion Control Trailbuilding in Kwig, Alaska - Case Study

    Living around Green Bay, Wis., all my life, I've grown accustomed to fairly harsh weather conditions. After all, Green Bay is often referred to as the "frozen tundra" because of its long, cold winters. (And, of course, the "frozen tundra of Lambeau Field" immortalized by Green Bays beloved Packers football team.) So when the call came for me to travel to a real frozen tundra in one of Alaska's ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • The impact of biodiesel policy over raw material acquisition: a study about Brazilian Biodiesel National Programme

    The aim of this article is to highlight and discuss the impacts of National Programme for Production and Use of Biodiesel - PNPB. This programme has some unique characteristics such as the incentive to social inclusion and local development by family farmers inclusion as oilseeds suppliers of biodiesel production, in this sense this study focus on biodiesel producer acquisition of raw material ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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