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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Univ. of Kansas hosting Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Nov. 10

October 12th, 2021

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., will host the in-person 53rd Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Nov. 10, 2021. Join colleagues and a host of industry experts for an action-packed, one-day event exploring the latest developments and hottest topics in the geotechnical field.  The conference […]

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GMA honors Jie Han with Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series

June 1st, 2021

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, selected Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, as the recipient of the 2021–23 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for the late Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder of the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI). “I […]

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IGS-NA focuses on the Geosynthetics Conference 2019, service award and webinars

August 1st, 2018

In this edition of the IGS-NA News column, the board of directors gives a special thank-you to John Allen for putting together a strong list of speakers for our educational webinars this year. IGS-NA supports Geosynthetics Conference 2019 The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) supports the next edition of the long-running […]

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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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Presto releases GEOWEB ballast research

February 24th, 2018

On Feb. 21, 2018, Presto Geosystems, manufacturer of the HDPE GEOWEB® base stabilization system, released results from rigorous 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, […]

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