Polish Experiences in Using Geogrids In Earth Structures Engineered With Anthropogenic Materials

Polish Experiences in Using Geogrids In Earth Structures Engineered With Anthropogenic Materials by J. Kawalec and E. Koda was presented at GeoAmericas 2016 (10 – 13 April 2016, Miami).

ABSTRACT

The geosynthetic products in Poland have become more popular since early 90’s. First applications considered
mainly filtration (geotextiles), insulating (geomembranes and GCL) and reinforcing (geogrids) materials. The
reinforcing structures were used for the natural soil and anthropogenic materials (waste) stabilization. The former
industrial sites required complex reclamation works, to adopt them to new development plans. Moreover, there were
thousands of old landfills (municipal and industrial) which required immediate reclamation works or finally closure of
the site. The accelerated transport infrastructure development often passed through brown fields and former industrial
sites. For the purpose of the road construction reinforcement on landfills the geogrids appears to be a significant
constructing part. The paper presents examples of applying geogrids as a material reinforcing road structures
constructed on an anthropogenic subsoil. The examples also consider improvement of municipal landfills slope
stability, as a part of reclamation works for a new development plan.

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