Geocells for railway track beds focus of webinar

February 11th, 2022

Jie Han to present webinar hosted by GMA/Geosynthetics magazine on improving performance of ballast using geocells for railway track beds. Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, will speak about using geocells for railway track beds in the webinar. The Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine will sponsor the webinar, “Use of Geocells to Improve Performance of […]

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Railway ballast geogrids focus of AREMA’s Tensar tour

February 4th, 2022

With railway ballast geogrids on their minds, AREMA Committee 1 members will tour Tensar International Corp.’s plant Feb. 8. Tensar railway ballast geogrids in place during construction of a rail line. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Corp. American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)  Committee 1 members will tour the Tensar International Corp. plant in Morrow, Ga., on Feb. 8 starting […]

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Oregon State University research reveals railroad ballast performance improvement using GEOWEB geocells

January 25th, 2022

By Katie Bocskor, Manager, Marketing, Presto Geosystems Oregon State University (OSU) recently performed state-of-the-art, three-dimensional dynamic finite element modeling to analyze the reinforcing benefit of Presto Geosystems’ GEOWEB geocells in railway ballast applications. Completed in cooperation with the University of Kansas (KU), which simultaneously put in motion a testing program of geocell-reinforced ballast placed over weak […]

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Presto releases geocell ballast research

June 1st, 2018

Presto Geosystems, manufacturer of the high-density polyurethane (HDPE) GEOWEB® geocell base stabilization system, has released results from railroad-track research performed to quantify the reinforcement benefit of GEOWEB-confined ballast as compared to unconfined ballast. The company said the research was a cooperative effort under the direction of Ben Leshchinsky, Ph.D., P.E., of Oregon State University, and […]

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