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by Bryan Gee, on Feb 20, 2020 2:15:00 PM

In 2003, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers defined three primary mechanisms for how geogrids work to stabilize paved and unpaved roads. In an engineering technical letter (ETL), the Corps …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignPavement OptimizationAccess Roads

by Mike Misitigh, on Feb 18, 2020 11:35:00 AM

Penn State University presented research findings on ballast movement, rotation and displacement at the annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting in 2016. For the study, a half section of a typical railroad track …

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Topics:Railway ImprovementGeogrid

by Tensar International, on Feb 13, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Experts recommend and use Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT) for performance validation of pavement materials and design methods. With the rising cost of materials and urgent need to improve pavement reliability, …

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Topics:GeogridPavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Tensar International, on Feb 11, 2020 1:23:12 PM

Many early geogrid studies were performed on unpaved sections over soft soils or on paved sections with soft subgrades. However, recent research by the US Army Corps of Engineers aimed to compare …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridPavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Tensar International, on Dec 30, 2019 10:40:04 AM

The 1970's marked a revolution in the construction of retaining structures and roads, with Tensar’s invention of polymeric geogrids. A geogrid’s main function is to mechanically stabilize granular materials, reinforcing …

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Topics:GeogridTensar History

by Tensar International, on Oct 24, 2019 9:19:00 PM

Expansion: it’s a win for communities when roads reach out and connect people to business, resources and formerly rural areas. But another form of expansion – soil that expands when …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Mike Misitigh, on Oct 17, 2019 11:18:00 AM

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA), the nation’s foremost authority on industry practices, has recognized the value of geogrid technology for trackbed stabilization by including a …

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Topics:InfrastructureRailway ImprovementGeogrid

by Tensar International, on Jul 23, 2019 3:11:09 PM

When facing an emergency landslide repair, SierraScape wire-formed retaining walls from Tensar International offers cost-effective and time saving solutions that include fast design-build for tight budgets. Traditionally, slip repair techniques are both time consuming and …

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Topics:InfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksWalls & SlopesGrade Separation

by Scott Phillips, P.E., on Jul 22, 2019 3:42:13 PM

As the demand for energy grows, oil and gas producers are drilling in more remote locations than ever before. These sites are often extremely challenging to reach since they, and …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridSubgrade StabilizationOil & Gas

by Tensar International, on Jul 12, 2019 9:45:00 AM

Many times there is great risk associated with constructing over a closed landfill. The unknown composition and degradation of the underlying fill can often be a challenge to assess. Differential …

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Topics:GeogridWalls & SlopesGrade SeparationLandfill / Waste Management