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by Bryan Gee, on Dec 1, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The terms "stabilization" and "reinforcement" are often used interchangeably when discussing geogrids used for civil engineering applications. However, there are key differences in their definitions that have far-reaching implications. In …

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Topics:GeogridGrade SeparationSubgrade Stabilization

by Joe Heintz, on Nov 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM

For years, engineers around the world have depended on Tensar's SpectraPave design software. This free program has become the most powerful tool for evaluating roadway design options and optimizing pavement …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridPublic WorksPavement DesignPavement OptimizationAccess RoadsRoads

by Joe Heintz, on Aug 20, 2020 4:18:01 PM

Many private sites are designed with both a thick, heavy-duty pavement and a thinner, light-duty pavement to account for variability in traffic. Often times, these varying pavement thicknesses are directly …

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Topics:GeogridSubgrade StabilizationPavement Design

by Bryan Gee, on Apr 16, 2020 10:42:21 AM

At Tensar, our success depends on the proper application of our products by the engineers who design with them. So we decided to offer two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to civil engineering …

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Topics:Geogrid

by Tensar International, on Mar 30, 2020 1:42:13 PM

Even though Tensar Geogrid has undergone extensive, third-party testing and has been used globally for more than three decades, there are several misconceptions surrounding its application. Below we review the …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridChemical StabilizationSubgrade StabilizationPavement Optimization

by Tensar International, on Mar 26, 2020 10:00:00 AM

How do you repair soft soils? Many have a "go to" method for soil stabilization and assume it's fastest or most cost-effective. But did you know that different methods like …

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Topics:GeogridSubgrade Stabilization

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