September 2020 Vol. 4

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

NEWSMAKERS: * ATC Williams * Atlantis Tubes * CSU * ExcelPlas * FGI * GSI * Geosynthec Consultants * Layfield * Marc Amtsberg * TenCate * Tensar * TSF


Stability Failures of Lined Landfills (Special Feature)
Geotechnical Stability of Waste Fills: Lessons Learned and Continuing Challenges​

Seismic Response of Bentonite Enhanced Soils to be Used as Fabricated Liner in Engineered Landfills

Tensile Behaviour of HDPE Including the Effects of Processing Technique, Thickness, Temperature, and Strain Rate


Shear Strength and Failure Mechanism of Needle-Punched Geosynthetic Clay Liner

Effect of Organic Matter on Index Swell Properties of a Conventional and Bentonite–Polymer GCL

Operational and Construction Impacts on GCL Performance in TSFs

Impact on Bentonite Due to the Presence of Various Concentrations of Lead and Copper Solutions

CSU: Proposed Laboratory Investigation into Electroosmotic Dewatering of Mine Tailings


Effect of Geogrid on Deformation Response and Resilient Modulus of Railroad Ballast Under Cyclic Loading

Geogrid Performance and Design by Tensar


Atlantis Tubes Used to Construct Long Dam in the Netherlands​

Geotextile Dewatering Bags for Desludging Wastewater Ponds Made Simple

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