October 2019 Vol. 8

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GNA – The World’s Most Viewed Online Geosynthetics Bulletin


Newsmakers:   *Craig Benson * EuroGeo7 * ExcelPlas * GMA * Huesker * Maccaferri * TenCate * TENSAR * XR Geomembranes 


Maryland’s Largest Dam Project in 30 Years Features an Innovative Bituminous Geomembrane Liner (BGL)
The durable BGM liner has a friction angle of 34 degrees which is well-suited for the steep embankment slopes
https://www.enr.com/articles/47947-best-waterenvironment-mt-soma-reservoir

Three Common Geomembrane Failure Mechanisms – Punctures, Environmental Stress Cracking and Wicking
https://www.xrgeomembranes.com/blog/3-common-geomembrane-failure-mechanisms 

Containing Bauxite Liquor Using Bentonite-Polymer Composite Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCL)
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Craig-Benson3/publication/328226527-Containing-Bauxite-Liquor-Using-Bentonite-Polymer-Composite-Geosynthetic-Cla-Liners-Towards-a-Sustainable-Geoenvironment

Brief Comparison Between Closed and Open Dewatering with Geotextile Tubes
https://www.matec-conferences.org/articles/matecconf/pdf/2019/44/matecconf_suslille2019_03005.pdf 

Laboratory Tests of the Influence of Clogging on the Hydraulic Properties of Nonwoven Geotextiles
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anna-Miszkowska/publication/328226388-Laboratory-Tests-of_the-Influence-of-Clogging-on-the-Hydraulic-Properties-of-Nonwoven-Geotextiles-Towards-a-Sustainable-Geoenvironment

SEM Analyses on the Long-Term Drainage Performance of a New Wicking Fabric
https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482087.029 

First Look at Line Up for Eurasian Geosynthetics Symposium
https://www.edana.org/docs/default-source/events-documents/eags-2019-programme

Call For Abstracts Deadline 31 October 2019 for EuroGeo7
EuroGeo7 is the 7th European Regional Geosynthetics Conference and will be held in Warsaw, Poland. 
https://eurogeo7-georoad20.syskonf.pl/abstracts?lang=en 

Laboratory Test on Reinforced the Tractor Road Subgrade in Cold Region by Seepage Drainage Geogrid
http://www.actamicroscopica.com/index.php/path/article/view/302 

Reproduction of Geogrid In Situ Damage Used in Asphalt Concrete Pavement with Indentation Tests
https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/TESTEVAL/PAGES/JTE20180929.htm 

Comparative Experimental Investigation of Geogrid-soil Interface Behavior of Biaxial and Triaxial Geogrid
http://jonuns.com/index.php/journal/article/download/104/104

Shaking Table Tests on Shallow Foundations over Geocomposite and Geogrid-Reinforced Liquefiable Soils
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0267726118313101 

Effect of the Geotextiles Reinforcement Area on the Stabilization of Soil Deformations
https://www.matec-conferences.org/articles/matecconf/pdf/2019/44/matecconf_suslille2019_03005.pdf 

Cyclic Plate Testing of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Airfield Pavements
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgrim.18.00106 

Physical Model Tests of Half-Scale Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Bridge Abutments. II: Dynamic Loading
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/1209m68p 

Geosynthetics in the United States: Growing the Industry through Government Relations, Education, and Technical Support
Jonathan Curry, Managing Director, Geosynthetic Materials Association (USA)
https://www.edana.org/docs/default-source/events-documents/eags-2019-programme

Current Status and Prospects of Geosynthetics Standard
Peter Atchison, Chairman, ISO Geosynthetics Committe (UK)
https://www.edana.org/docs/default-source/events-documents/eags-2019-programme

Innovative Drainage Geocomposite for the Control of the Frost Heave in the Road Structures
Pietro Pezzano, Corporate Sector Technical Manager Geosynthetics, Maccaferri (Italy)
https://www.edana.org/docs/default-source/events-documents/eags-2019-programme

Olivier Detert, Head of Engineering Department, HUESKER Synthetic GmbH (Germany)
https://www.edana.org/docs/default-source/events-documents/eags-2019-programme

Professor Ooi’s team wins TRB’s ‘Best Paper Award’ for Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil
Professor Phillip Ooi and his team’s paper on “Long-Term Behavior Of A Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil
Integrated Bridge System in Hawaiʻi” was reviewed by the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Geosynthetics
https://www.eng.hawaii.edu/ooi-trb/ 

Army Corps’ Proposal for Sand Dunes to Protect Texas Coast Brings Questions about Cost, Feasibility After Geotube Damage
https://www.expressnews.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/SAND-DUNES-14537080.php

Plan to Install ‘Geotubes’ near Mickler’s Landing Beach Stirring Controversy in Ponte Vedra
https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/tech/science/environment/plan-to-install-geotubes-near-micklers-landing-beach-stirring-controversy-in-ponte-vedra/77-e82dab23-7360-4abc-ac4f-09adc3ed4905 

Study on the Seam Strength Improvement of Woven Geotextiles with Seaming Lines and Seamed Parts
http://society.kisti.re.kr/sv/SV_svpsbs03V.do?method=download&cn1=JAKO201810760742144 

Optimization of Sensors Locations in Internal Stability Analysis of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Earth Retaining Walls
https://www.matec-conferences.org/articles/matecconf/pdf/2019/44/matecconf_suslille2019_03001.pdf 

Steel and Geosynthetic Reinforcement-Soil Interaction
https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/185021

Out-of-Plane Bending of Masonry Walls Strengthened with Geosynthetics
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061819326509

 


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