Geosynthetica’s Library section tracks relevant publications for professionals who utilize geosynthetics. This section of the site provides a single location where Abstracts from important journals, links to updated standards and specifications, online articles, industry newsletters and more may be found. 

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(NOTE: With our July 2013 site relaunch, the Library section is being rebuilt. Some publications may not yet have been updated.)


Polyester strap reinforcement, Maccaferri

MSE Walls at I-95 / SR1 Interchange in Christiana, Delaware

The annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meetings in Washington, D.C. provide some of the most influential transportation engineering discussions. Geosynthetics are always part of papers, standards discussions, research awards, and more at this 12,000+ attendee event that draws experts from around the world. Now, it has been announced that the TRB 2015 paper “Instrumented MSE Wall Reinforced... »

GIGSA News June 2015

GIGSA News – June 2015

The June 2015 issue of GIGSA News is available. The newsletter is published by the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa, one of the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS) 43 national and regional chapters. GIGSA is one of the oldest IGS chapters, and with the June 2015 issue the group has taken time to recognize its 21 years of activities and contributions to the field. DOWNLOAD GIGSA... »

GIGSA 2015

GIGSA News – March 2015

In the spring issue of the GIGSA News, published by the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa, new president Edoardo Zannoni (Maccaferri) outlines the groups ambitious plan to expand the association’s membership and interaction in the larger engineering community. DOWNLOAD FIRST 2015 ISSUE The goals are similar to those pushed so successfully by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)... »

NAUE and USGS Images, Wind Farm Construction

Geosynthetics Reinforce Wind Energy

Since 2008, the wind energy industry in the United States has attracted more than $100 billion in private investment. While the first three quarters of 2013 were slow amidst uncertain due to uncertainty around legislative support, the fourth quarter of 2013 added more capacity than the first three quarters combined; and in 2014, that growth continued. The April 2015-published US Wind Industry Annu... »

Geosynthetics Risk Management White Paper
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Geosynthetics Risk Management White Paper (2004)

In 2004, Geosynthetica’s Elizabeth Peggs, Lara Costa, and founder Ian Peggs (I-CORP International) were involved with the creation of a white paper on how the use of geosynthetics and experienced design review and material installation could provide substantial security and savings to insurance / litigation claims in the event of failure. Four primary case studies, emphasizing how simple, pr... »

Environmental Geotechnics

Effective stress strength testing of peat

It has been approximately 80 years since the first effective stress strength testing of peat was performed using triaxial apparatus. In light of recent unexpected failures of embankments, dykes, foundations and slopes in peat deposits, it is timely to review current laboratory practice and also provoke discussion about the best way forward for understanding and determining the effective stress str... »

Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier

Influence of geosynthetic type on retarding cracking in asphalt pavements

Geosynthetics are one of the most popular anti-reflective cracking systems used in asphalt pavements, although it is not clear how this reinforcement works and what are the optimum materials and installation process needed in order not to have a negative impact on the materials and consequent reinforced pavement. For these reasons, an experimental evaluation of the influence of geosynthetic type o... »

Geotextiles and Geomembranes Journal

A simple method to assess the wettability of nonwoven geotextiles

This paper presents a simple test method and analysis based on capillary rise in porous media to assess the wettability of nonwoven geotextiles. The apparent opening pore size and porosity of the nonwoven geotextiles and their fibres’ surface condition were found to play a significant role in the extent of the water capillary rise in the geotextiles. Prediction of the maximum capillary rise ... »

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