Thu, Nov 02|
Field Scale Testing of Geosynthetic Stabilization for Soft Soils - a LARGE Experiment
Join us at the Park Town Hotel for lunch and to hear from Ian Fleming and Adam Hammerlindl (U of S) regarding the work performed at the Saskatchewan Soft Soil & Subgrade Stabilisation Study Site (S7).
Time & Location
Nov 02, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saskatoon, 924 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3H5, Canada
About The Event
***Lunch presentation includes a buffet lunch at the Park Town and free parking (just register at the front desk). Lunch starts at 11.45, with presentation to follow at ~12:00 pm***.
The University of Saskatchewan houses the Saskatchewan Soft Soil & Subgrade Stabilisation Study Site (S7), which has operated for 5 years. During this time, S7 has conducted groundbreaking experiments to gain insights into Stabilisation and Reinforcement under full-scale loading conditions, achieving several "World's First and Only" milestones. This presentation will address the challenges and opportunities from the past 5 seasons, covering the development of a large load frame, propulsion system, instrumentation, hydraulic loading system, materials, construction techniques, and real-time soil characterization. Technical objectives include working platform design, cyclic loading analysis of composite soil-geosynthetics, and shakedown theory.
In geosynthetics engineering, scenarios like MSE retaining walls or steep slopes involve well-understood mechanisms of reinforcement for problems with mostly static loads. However, many common soil-geosynthetic systems undergo cyclic, transient, and spatially-varying loading. Examples include working platforms and roads. In these cases, permanent strains aren't induced in the geosynthetic, leading to a mechanism known as "mechanical stabilization." Engineers face the challenge of quantifying the properties of the resulting composite material.
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