Geotechnical engineering and the use of geosynthetic materials in the United States differs significantly from practices in Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world. This article explains those differences, focusing on the use of soil reinforcement materials, such as geogrids and reinforcing fabrics. Soil reinforcement in the United States is mainly in the form of high density polyethylene (HDPE) geogrids, while outside the United States, polyester (PET) reinforcing mats are most popular.

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    Industrial Fabrics Association International

    345 Cedar Building, Suite 450
    St Paul, MN  United States  55101-1088
  • Authors:
    • Voskamp, W
  • Publication Date: 1995-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 16-19
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  • Accession Number: 00714674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1995 12:00AM