Lab Testing Track

Lab Testing Track
While we are committed to keeping this schedule the same, rooms and times may be subject to change please check the final schedule on site.

Room: Royal Poinciana 4

Session Chair: Helmut Zanzinger | Co-Chair: JP Kline

  • Gravel deterioration of landfill leachate collection system affects the rupture time of HDPE geomembranes aged in simulated landfill conditionsAmr Ewais
  • Comparative Study of Asphalt Emulsion Rates for Adphaltics Layers Reinforced by Nonwoven GeotextileLeonardo Fonseca
  • Laboratory Evaluation of Wickability of the Wicking Fabric under Controlled Temperature and Relative HumidityJie Han
  • Geosynthetic Institute’s Laboratory Accreditation Program: A Twenty (20) Year ReviewGeorge Koerner
  • Evaluation of the Interaction between Dredged Materials and Geosynthetic ReinforcementsJacob Kondo
  • Model experiments on piled embankmentsSuzanne van Eekelen

Room: Royal Poinciana 4

Moderator: Glen Toepfer

Glen ToepferIn today’s world, cookie-cutter specifications are quite simple to piece together. Using any computer, a person can either modify an existing document that already has similar project specification, cut and paste specifications from an existing document into a current document, or cut and paste specifications from the internet. However, there are significant implications of cookie-cutter specifications, including the fact that they may be outdated, the person writing the specifications may have no idea what they actually mean, the specifications may actually lead to a lower-quality project, or the specifications may lead to constructibility issues in the field. This panel discussion will include participants from each of the vendor segments typically found on a geosynthetics installation: the design engineer, manufacturer, installer, and construction quality assurance (CQA). Each of the members of this panel will have an opportunity to provide insight into areas in which current specifications are either too limiting or too broad to allow quality installations to be performed and ways in which those specifications financially impacts these projects.

Room: Royal Poinciana 4

Session Chair: Ranjiv Gupta | Co-Chair: Marcus Montoro

  • Long-Term Outdoor Exposure Test of GeosyntheticsClark Chu
  • An overview and discussion of relevant properties for reinforcing products based on latest research and field measurementsOliver Detert
  • Woven geotextile nonconventional creep test performed with static puncture testJosé Luiz Dias Filho
  • Effects of soil confinement and elevated temperature in tensile behavior of geosyntheticsFagner Franca
  • Model Tests of Geosynthetic-reinforced Earth Walls with Limited-Space Retained FillJamal Kakrasul
  • Evaluation of geomembranes degradation aged in the laboratory and exposure to weatheringLeandro Santos
  • Comparison of CBR and Pin Puncture Strength Testing used in the Evaluation of GeotextilesHani Titi

Room: Cowrie 2

Session Chair: Burak Tanyu | Co-Chair: Joanna Toepfer

  • Comparative Evaluation of Optical Flow Techniques to Define Strain Distribution in GeosyntheticsAsli Dayioglu
  • Laboratory Investigation and Analytical Solution to the Behavior of Foundations on Horizontal-Vertical Reinforced SandsJuan Hou
  • Effects of Methods of Applying Normal Stresses in Pullouts Tests on Pressure Distributions and Pullout ResistanceMustapha Rahmaninezhad
  • Laboratory evaluation of geocell-reinforced gravel subbase over poor subgradesBurak Tanyu
  • Ground stabilization improvement using plate load testEdoardo Zannoni