Soil Reinforcement Articles

  • Performance of shallow footing on geocell reinforced clay bed using experimental and numerical studies, Hegde and Sitharam (2012)

    Construction in soft, weak ground requires treating large areas to a greater depth to ensure the safety of the superstructure. Usually, deep foundation techniques or ground improvement techniques are applied. However, this usually proves to be very costly. Past research has demonstrated that geocell reinforcement increases the load carrying capacity of the foundation bed. It is also a ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • Geoweb 3D Confinement System reinforces active heavy load areas at CSX Rail Laydown Yard Charleston, South Carolina - Case Study

    Project Overview: The CSX Charleston Intermodal terminal aggregate surface lot required base reinforcement due to poor subgrade conditions. The two areas included one area to support 120,000 pound reach stackers lifting and moving 10,000 pound containers and an existing grass area to support empty chassis parking. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Erosion Protection of Steep Cut Slopes - Case Study

    In May of 1995, 70,000 sf of large-cell (GW40V) GEOWEB® slope protection system was utilized on Phase II of the Cyprus Miami Open-Pit Mine to stabilize the cut slopes upon completion of copper extraction at the site. Aggregate available on site was used to infill the GEOWEB 3D structure and provide erosion resistance and slope-surface stability on slopes with 70-ft. slope lengths, and as ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • What to consider when selecting lighting connection and control products for schools & universities - Case Study

    The Government’s £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme is well underway and by the end of 2021 a total of 537 schools will have been rebuilt or refurbished. When designing the lighting scheme for a new or refurbed school, there are many things to consider including time constraints, regulations, energy-efficiency and special client requirements. The development of new ...


    By Flex Connectors Ltd

  • Creep not a factor for Geocell load support

    An accurate understanding of creep resistance is essential to proper material selection when using polymers, and in the case of geocells, this science is being misapplied.  The definition of creep deformation is the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stress.  Creep is something that creates fear and uncertainty with all ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • AksIM™ supports Universal Robots for smart factory automation factory automation - Case Study

    Industrial robots usually operate in safety zones and are used for heavy, highly hazardous and repetitive tasks in aerospace, automotive assembly, handling, painting, coating and other applications. Conventional industrial robots are typically gigantic and bulky, they occupy a large area and the programming processes are usually time-consuming. Factory automation is becoming more and ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Boulder Concrete Cloth Erosion Repair

    Concrete Cloth provides an affordable solution for an eroded hard-to-access residential slope. After a period of heavy rainfall, a Boulder, Colorado, homeowner discovered severe erosion in his backyard at the end of his leach field (also known as a septic drain field). He had to find a way to repair this damage and stop it from happening again; nearly half of his lawn had dropped three ...


    By Nilex

  • The Challenge: Building The New & Largest Mexico City International Airport Over A Swamp

    Construction of 48 km of access roads for the new $9-billion airport surely is a challenge. Located on the bed of the former Lake Texcoco, the soil is soft, saturated and swampy. The Solution: PRS-Neoloy® Geocell™ After extensive testing conducted by Mexico Highway Authority experts, it was agreed that only one geocell is qualified for ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • Optimal waste load allocation using graph model for conflict resolution

    In this paper, a new methodology is proposed for waste load allocation in river systems using the decision support system (DSS) for the graph model for conflict resolution II (GMCRII), multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) analysis and the Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization (MOPSO) algorithm. Minimization of total treatment and penalty costs and minimization of biological oxygen ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparing nonreinforced and internally reinforced GCL

    Water is one of the most destructive forces on the planet, eroding everything from continents to human-made wonders. Water is also a vector by which contaminants spread from landfills and other waste reservoirs. Therefore, creating effective water seals has been a top concern in construction. For many years, factory-fabricated clay products have been the barrier of choice against water and other ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • High Performance Fiber Reinforced Asphalt Cement - Case Study

    Quantity of FRAC: 1500 Ton Equivalents (TE) Fiber Mixing Days: 2 Vulcan Materials Company, the largest producer of construction aggregates in the nation, had an upcoming job they knew would benefit from ACE Fiber. The Company’s Phoenix division turned to Surface Tech to provide the additive for a 1,500-ton resurface of the Christown Spectrum Mall parking lot in ...


    By Nilex

  • Integrated Weighing System Guarantees Full Traceability At Gaskells

    Owners of the largest commercial recycling facility in Liverpool, Gaskells, have invested in an integrated bin-weighing and software system to track and record the weight of every collection providing complete transparency for its customers. Jonathan Gaskell, Managing Director, Gaskells said: “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with exact information on how much waste is being ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Effect of baffles on the hydraulic performance of sediment retention ponds

    An investigation of the effect of baffles on retention pond performance using a physical model of an existing sediment retention pond is presented. Analysis of residence time (RTD curves) was used to compare the hydraulic performance of different arrangements of baffles in the pond. Five different arrangements for the design of baffles were studied. The results show that placing a single ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Manage Vehicle Traffic Better with a Revetment Mat

    A revetment mat contains articulated concrete in an easy-to-install mat system. It is a well‑known method for controlling erosion and maintaining shorelines. However, a revetment mat system also creates excellent roads. You may manage a park where maintenance staff has to travel to empty trash cans or repair bathrooms, or you may require better access roads at your private ranch. No matter ...

  • 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

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