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Design strength for GCLs

June 1st, 2009 / By: / Geosynthetic Clay Liners, GMA Techline

By Timothy D. Stark Q: What design strength should be used for GCLs? A: If the GCL is not encapsulated between two geomembranes, the slope design should/must assume that the GCL will be fully hydrated at a low normal stress (e.g., 5–10 psi for a liner system). If the GCL will be encapsulated between two […]


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