Tensar's Triax Geogrid
Articles

Getting Under Your Feet – The Revolutionary Technology of Geogrids

Tensar's Triax Geogrid Most people reading this will have driven along a highway recently. But did you ever stop to think about how it stays up? With all the trucks and cars that speed along the average highway every day, it’s a wonder they don’t collapse!

Now how would you feel if you heard that the reason these highways and bridges and embankments manage to stay so stable is all thanks to the simple triangle?

[Editor] Read on for this contributed article from Tensar International! [/Editor]

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Artist's impression of the Northcumberlandia human landform
Project Related

Geosynthetic solutions for Northumberlandia

Geogrid reinforced soil slopes, gabion retaining walls, erosion control blankets and other geosynthetics are being used to construct the world’s largest human form sculpted into the landscape on a project known as Northcumberlandia. The woman […]

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTM
Standards and Codes

ASTM Updates for March, 2012

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMThis post contains a list of new, revised and otherwise updated ASTM standards that pertain to the geotechnical engineering, materials testing and related fields. Standard C39/C39M for testing the compressive strength of concrete cyllinders was updated, as was C42/42m for obtaining and testing drilled cores and sawed beams of concrete.  The month of March also saw several geosynthetic standards being updated or added, including new standards for selecting the test method for geomembrane seams, and for testing the flexural rigidity of geogrids and other geosynthetics.  There are also a few updated standards related to asphalt mix design and sampling of asphalt.  Click through for updated ASTM Standards relating to geoprofessionals.

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Tensar TriAx Geogrid
Press Releases

Tensar Wins Patent Cases Against Chinese Infringers

Tensar TriAx Geogrid

International ground stabilization specialist, Tensar, has successfully defended its TriAx product range against several Chinese patent infringements.

The TriAx geogrid – patented in many countries around the world by Tensar for use in ground stabilization, road, rail and other applications – has received numerous awards for innovation and achieved considerable commercial success since its introduction only a few years ago.

Several Chinese manufacturers and their distributors attempted to take advantage of this success by producing similar triangular aperture geogrid products, thereby infringing upon Tensar’s TriAx patent. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from Tensar International Corporation. [/Editor]

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Portion of a failed 38-ft high modular block MSE retaining wall.
Failures

Retaining Wall Failure and Rebuild 6041

Another case study from RetainingWallExpert.com, this one for the failure of a 38-ft high geogrid-reinforced modular block MSE retaining wall. They note that the failure of the retaining wall follows their typical recipe, ‘Just Add […]