Design and Practice of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Structures

A book honoring the research achievements of Professor Dov Leshchinsky

Edited by: Hoe I. Ling, Guido Gottardi, Daniele Cazzuffi, Jie Han, Fumio Tatsuoka

978-1-60595-108-9, ©2013, 815 pages, 6×9, HC book

  • Technical and theoretical guidance for geosynthetics in retaining walls, soil slopes, embankments over soft soil, geotextile tubes, and backfill
  • Key information for engineering of highways, railroads, bridges, pipelines, tunnels and more
  • From a symposium supported by the International Geosynthetics Society, the ASCE, the Italian Geotechnical Association, the Public Works Research Institute of Japan and major universities

The present volume contains over 70 original research papers devoted to the design, testing and application of geosynthetic structures in soil. It provides both theoretical (modeling) and empirical information on how geosynthetics, configured in many ways, behave in the built environment. The book is divided into six major sections: (1) laboratory testing and physical modeling; (2) bridge and vertically loaded structures; (3) wall and slope design/construction; (4) pavement and footing; (5) embankment, soft ground and geosynthetic tubes; (6) application of numerical methods; (7) case histories. Papers were first presented at an international symposium held October, 2013 in Bologna, Italy. The book also includes several introductory essays on Dr. Dov Leshchinsky’s life and work.

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  • Centrifuge Modeling of Earth-Reinforced Retaining Walls
  • Limit Equilibrium Analyses of Two-Tiered Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Wall Models in a Geotechnical Centrifuge
  • Ground Improvement with Interlock-Able Plastic Bottles
  • Stress-Strain Response of Multi-Layered Geocell Reinforced Soil by Triaxial Test
  • Analysis of Soil-Geosynthetic Interfaces Shear Strength Through Direct Shear Tests
  • Alteration of Friction Characteristics of Geosynthetics Interfaces Following Successive Slidings
  • Strength Parameters of Sand Reinforced with Randomly-Distributed Geosynthetic Fibers
  • Experimental Studies of Multi-Edge Footings Rested on Geogrid Reinforced Sand
  • A Physical Modeling of Ground Movement Around HDPE Pipes Subjected to Tunneling
  • Centrifuge Modeling of Gabion Walls Reinforced with Geosynthetics


  • Axial Load Response of Full-Scale GRS Bridge Piers
  • Numerical Study of Group Shafts in MSE Wall Under Two Loading Conditions
  • Seismic Stability of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Integral Bridge Evaluated by Shaking Table Test
  • Dynamic Behaviour of Geosynthetic Reinforced Back to Back Retaining Wall
  • Seismic Design of GRS Integral Bridge
  • Lateral Cyclic Loading Tests of a Full-Scale GRS Integral Bridge Model


  • Seismic External Stability Analysis of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Earth Structures Using an Integrated Analytical Approach
  • A Study of Mechanical Function of Facing Units in Geosynthetic Reinforced Earth Structures
  • Field Instrumentations of a Two-Tiered Geogrid-Reinforced Soil Wall Backfilled with Soil-Rock Mixture
  • Critical Failure Surfaces for Tie-Back and Compound Slope Analysis
  • An Application of the Connecting System between MSE Wall and Soil Nail
  • External Stability of Reinforced Soil Walls
  • Model for Predicting Lateral Face Deflections of Thermally Active Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls
  • Vertical Wall with Concrete Panels Facing and Geostrips Reinforcement: Instrumentation and Data Reduction
  • Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls: Parametric Study of Reinforcement Tensile Loads Under Limit State
  • Kinematic Constraints Based Method for Extensible Reinforcement in MSE Walls
  • Geogrid-Reinforced Segmental Block Walls for a Highway Intersection Project: Design and Specific Solutions
  • Numerical Analysis of Working Properties and Inquiry of Design Method on Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls (GRS-RWs) with Rigid Facings
  • An Assessment of the Factors that Contribute to the Poor Performance of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Earth Retaining Walls


  • A Summary of Research on Geocell-Reinforced Base Courses
  • Experimental Research of Reinforced Unpaved Road Under Cyclic Loading
  • Causeway Design with Neoweb Geocells
  • Effectiveness of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Flexible Pavements: Full-Scale Testing and FE Analysis
  • Experimental Tests on Geocell Reinforced Nevada Sand


  • Feasibility Study on Waste Plastic Water Bottles as Encasements of Stone Columns for Ground Improvement
  • An Experimental Approach of the Design of Geotextile-Reinforced Embankments Prone to Sinkholes
  • Determination of the Strength of Geosynthetic Materials Taking into Account of Consolidation of Soil Thawed
  • Analytical Design Method to Determine the Vertical Loading Capacity of Geosynthetic Tubes Filled with Granular Material
  • Design of Geosynthetic Tube Resting on Winkler Foundation
  • Geosynthetics Impact on the Reinforcement of Compressible Soil by Rigid Piles
  • The Pilot Test of Countermeasure Against Wave Erosion for Road Embankment in Bangladesh


  • Numerical Analysis of Cellular Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Using a Hypoplastic Constitutive Model
  • DEM Investigation of Compound Tensile Test with One Geogrid Tensile Member
  • A Study on the Effective Design of Reinforced Segmental Retaining Walls and Curved Section
  • Finite Element Analysis of the Installation of Prefabricated Vertical Drains in Soft Soils
  • Modelling the Displacements of Geosynthetics Reinforced Geostructures
  • Finite Element Safety Analyses of a Geosynthetic-Reinforced Dam Under Seismic Impact
  • An Approach in Improving Soft Soil Underneath a Ballast Railway Using FEM
  • Some Data Analysis Issues in Sensor-Based Geosynthetics Application


  • Using Geosynthetics for Rutting Control on Highway Number 11 in Thailand
  • Poor Protection Against Water—Path to Failure of Reinforced Soil Wall
  • Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Walls and Slopes: Best Practices in Design and Construction and Reality: Why They Differ
  • A 60.0 M High Geogrid Reinforced Slope in the Italian Alps
  • Applications of Steel and Geogrid Reinforcement for Reinforced Soil Structures with Lightweight Fills
  • Evaluation of the Stability of Various Types of Coastal Dyke Against Over-Flowing Tsunami Current
  • An Earth Reinforced Embankment Built on a Scarp Stabilized by Soil Nailing
  • Bearing Capacity and Settlement of an Isolated Ring Footing on Sand Reinforced with Geogrid
  • The Use of Geocells for Slope Protection Under Special Conditions
  • Geotextile Tube Solution for Barrier Island’s Inlet Restoration Engineering in Taiwan
  • Use of Geosynthetics in Airfield Applications
  • The Deep Patch Slope Repair Method for Roads on Steep Hillsides
  • Recent Development and Realisation on Basal Reinforcement
  • Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Structure Built to Restore Original Geometry of a 12 m High Slope After Failure Using Local Soil
  • Lesson Learned from Indonesian Case Histories on Retaining Earth Structure Failures and its Remedial Structures
  • Geosynthetics as Support for a Deposit of Tunnel Muck on Soft Clay
  • A Case History of Construction of Confined Dredged Material Disposal Island Using Geotextile Tube Dikes and Innovative Environmental Dredging Techniques
  • Various Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Structures for Hokkaido High-Speed Train Line
  • Breakwater Island Creation: A 3-Fold System
  • Segmental Retaining Walls and Steep Slopes Reinforced with PVA Geogrids in the Energy Polo of Massa Martana
  • Northumberlandia: Reinforced Soil Structures Used in the Largest Human Landform
  • Greater Safety for Geosynthetic-Reinforced Earth (GRE) Systems—Noise-Protection, Impact and Fire Performance in Full Scale Trail

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