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

Three Common Geomembrane Failure Mechanisms – Punctures, Environmental Stress Cracking and Wicking

Containing Bauxite Liquor Using Bentonite-Polymer Composite Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCL)

Brief Comparison Between Closed and Open Dewatering with Geotextile Tubes

Laboratory Tests of the Influence of Clogging on the Hydraulic Properties of Nonwoven Geotextiles

SEM Analyses on the Long-Term Drainage Performance of a New Wicking Fabric

First Look at Line Up for Eurasian Geosynthetics Symposium

Call For Abstracts Deadline 31 October 2019 for EuroGeo7
EuroGeo7 is the 7th European Regional Geosynthetics Conference and will be held in Warsaw, Poland. 

Laboratory Test on Reinforced the Tractor Road Subgrade in Cold Region by Seepage Drainage Geogrid

Reproduction of Geogrid In Situ Damage Used in Asphalt Concrete Pavement with Indentation Tests

Comparative Experimental Investigation of Geogrid-soil Interface Behavior of Biaxial and Triaxial Geogrid

Shaking Table Tests on Shallow Foundations over Geocomposite and Geogrid-Reinforced Liquefiable Soils

Effect of the Geotextiles Reinforcement Area on the Stabilization of Soil Deformations

Cyclic Plate Testing of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Airfield Pavements

Physical Model Tests of Half-Scale Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Bridge Abutments. II: Dynamic Loading

Geosynthetics in the United States: Growing the Industry through Government Relations, Education, and Technical Support
Jonathan Curry, Managing Director, Geosynthetic Materials Association (USA)

Current Status and Prospects of Geosynthetics Standard
Peter Atchison, Chairman, ISO Geosynthetics Committe (UK)

Innovative Drainage Geocomposite for the Control of the Frost Heave in the Road Structures
Pietro Pezzano, Corporate Sector Technical Manager Geosynthetics, Maccaferri (Italy)

Olivier Detert, Head of Engineering Department, HUESKER Synthetic GmbH (Germany)

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

Army Corps’ Proposal for Sand Dunes to Protect Texas Coast Brings Questions about Cost, Feasibility After Geotube Damage

Plan to Install ‘Geotubes’ near Mickler’s Landing Beach Stirring Controversy in Ponte Vedra

Study on the Seam Strength Improvement of Woven Geotextiles with Seaming Lines and Seamed Parts

Optimization of Sensors Locations in Internal Stability Analysis of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Earth Retaining Walls

Steel and Geosynthetic Reinforcement-Soil Interaction

Out-of-Plane Bending of Masonry Walls Strengthened with Geosynthetics


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