Advances In Geosynthetic Solutions For Sustainable Landfill Design: Geosynthetics Really Do Last!

by Ming Zhu, Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Director of engineering with Watershed Geosynthetics, located in Alpharetta, GA.,,
Marco Isola, Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Senior engineer with Maccaferri, located in Tampa, FL.,,
Jorge Zornberg, Ph.D., (F.ASCE), Professor of geotechnical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX.,,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2019, Vol. 23, Issue 6, Pg. 60-65

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Even though geosynthetics are now a well-established discipline within geotechnical engineering, ingenuity continues to play a significant role in projects involving their use. This is because it’s possible to tailor the mechanical and hydraulic properties of geosynthetics to address design needs in almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering. Although the ability to achieve consistent geosynthetic properties has been a key consideration since their early use, concerns about their lifespan have subjected geosynthetics to careful scrutiny.

Subject Headings: Geosynthetics | Sustainable development | Geotechnical engineering | Landfills | Hydraulic design | Hydraulic properties | Project management | Mechanical properties


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