Full-Scale Evaluation of Performance of Geocell-Reinforced Bases

Geocells are factory-made three-dimensional forms of geosynthetic (polymer) materials, which can reduce soil lateral movement and form a stiffened mattress layer to widely distribute loads. Laboratory and numerical studies from the previous research have demonstrated that geocells can significantly increase bearing capacity and reduce settlement. However, no good methods have been developed so far to design geocell-reinforced bases due to the lack of full-scale performance data. This proposed research will utilize a full-scale testing facility to conduct trafficking tests on geocell-reinforced bases to obtain performance data and develop a design method for geocell-reinforced bases. The proposed research will benefit the geosynthetic industry and the transportation community by providing design methods for the use of geocells in base reinforcement and building safer pavement systems.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Transportation Research Institute
      2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Transportation Research Institute
      2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Principal Investigators:

      Parsons, Robert

      Han, Jie

    • Start Date: 20071000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 16734

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460029
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kansas, Lawrence
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:17PM