Mechanistic Analysis of Geocell-Reinforced Pavement Foundations

Geocells are factory-made three-dimensional forms of geosynthetic (polymer) materials with interconnected cells filled with soil. Geocells have been successfully used worldwide to reinforce pavement foundations. The experimental study will include the testing of geocells with different infill materials (aggregate and sand) above different sub grade foundations. The numerical analysis will include parametric studies considering a number of influence factors. The proposed research will benefit the geosynthetic industry and the transportation community by promoting the use of geocells 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:

      Leshchinsky, Dov

      Parsons, Robert

      Han, Jie

    • Start Date: 20061000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 16718

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460041
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kansas, Lawrence
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:17PM