August 2020 Vol. 3

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GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
Reaching more Players in the Geosynthetic Industry 


NEWSMAKERS:   * Concrete Canvas * ExcelPlas * FGI * GCCM * GeoAmericas 2020 * Geofabrics  * Jie Han * IFAI * IGS * REW * Tensar

GeoAmericas 2020 in October Goes Entirely Online (Breaking News)
This marks the first major geosynthetics conference from IGS to be held entirely online.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time-continue=5&v=TsBcZhRlaaU&feature=emb-logo

Professor Jie Han Selected For The Robert M. Koerner Award  (Breaking News)
https://ceae.ku.edu/professor-jie-han-selected-robert-m-koerner-award

TDMA Takes Legal Action Against the Classification of Titanium Dioxide (Breaking News)
https://tdma.info/news/legal-action-against-the-classification-of-titanium-dioxide/

Systems and Methods for Monitoring Structural Integrity of Slopes
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/10731968.html

Suitability of Different Tests for Characterization of the Geosynthetic Dimpled Concrete-to-Concrete Interface
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/suco.201900513

Webinar – The Road to Stabilisation: The Evolution of Tensar Geogrid Technology (24 Sept. 2020)
http://info.tensar.co.uk/geo-webinar?utm-campaign=EH-Stabilisation-Webinar&utm-medium=email&-hsmi=92813607

IFAI Publishes Cross-Section of Geosynthetic materials Providing Sustainable Civil Engineering Solutions
https://www.ifai.com/wp-content/themes/salient/img/GMA20_CrossCutSection.pdf

Flexural Behavior of Compacted-Cement Sand Reinforced with Geogrid
https://www.scientific.net/KEM.856.360

Reinforcement Effect of a Concrete Mat GCCM to Prevent Ground Collapses Due to Buried Pipe Damage
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/16/5439/pdf

First stage of Groyne Renewal Project Completed with 1800 Geotextile Sand Containers (GSC)
More than 1800 geotextile containers filled with sand—also known as geobags—were used to build a seawall and two groynes which will interrupt wave action, capture sand and provide an erosion buffer.
The largest of the geobags are filled with 11 tonnes of sand—about the weight of eight cars.
https://www.miragenews.com/first-stage-of-maroochy-groyne-renewal-project-complete/
https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Council/News-Centre/First-stage-of-Maroochy-Groyne-Renewal-Project-complete-

A Case Study of Predicted and Field Measured Settlement of a Large Diameter Tank Constructed on the Geotextile Reinforced Earth Foundation with Challenging Soil Conditions 
http://ifai.us/geo/proceedings/2019/pdfs/1210.pdf

Large-Scale Prototype Testing of a Composite Geosynthetics Reinforced Earth Structure for Riverbank Slope Protection Using Fine Grained Sandy Soil
http://mjst.ustp.edu.ph/index.php/mjst/article/view/382

New Slope Failure Software Release – Slope Stability Analysis and Analysis of Soil Nailing and Reinforced Earth Walls (REW)
https://www.ggu-software.com/en/geotechnical-software/geotechnical-analysis/ggu-stability-slope-failure/

Performance Analysis of Geosynthetic Reinforced Earth Walls With Different Backfils by Finite Element Method
https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/resilience/issue/54609/632301

Large-Scale Prototype Testing of a Composite Geosynthetics Reinforced Earth Structure for Riverbank Slope Protection Using Fine Grained Sandy Soil
https://mjst.ustp.edu.ph/index.php/mjst/article/view/382

Reinforced Earth Walls by Crib Civil
https://www.cribcivil.com.au/reinforced-earth-walls.html


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