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GCL shrinkage: A possible solution

February 1st, 2009 / By: / Designer's Forum, Feature, Geosynthetic Clay Liners, Testing & Codes

By Richard Thiel and Chris Thiel Introduction A potential industry-wide concern for GCL shrinkage was identified by Thiel and Richardson (2005) at the January 2005 Geo-Frontiers conference in Austin, Texas, based on observed problems at several sites worldwide. All of the known problems were for installations where an exposed geomembrane/GCL composite installation was left unballasted […]


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