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IGS TC Session 1 (Sep. 17, Mon)

Drainage and Filtration for Reinforced Soil Walls
Organizer: PIETRO RIMOLDI (IGS TC Hydraulic Applications)

The Session will be organized jointly by IGS Technical Committees TCF - TCH – TCR.
Many Authors have shown that lack of drainage and filtration problems are the main causes of failure of reinforced soil structures.
The Session is aimed to discuss this very important aspect of the design of reinforced soil structures, presenting the state-of-the-art on the argument.
The Session should last 2 hours, including time for questions and answers, with the following presentations:

  1. 1.Documented wall failures due to lack of drainage and filtration
  2. 2.Theoretical approach to drainage and filtration for reinforced soil walls
  3. 3.Required testing for soils and Geosynthetics
  4. 4.Design methods for Drainage and Filtration of reinforced soil walls
  5. 5.Monitoring of the hydraulic conditions of reinforced soil walls
  6. 6.Discussion with questions and answers

IGS TC Session 2 (Sep. 18, Tue)

Geosynthetic Barriers – Current Hot Topics
Organizer: Kent P. von Maubeuge (IGS TC Barrier Systems)

The IGS has planned a workshop on hot topics in the field of Geosynthetic Barriers in June 2018 in Munich.
The discussions of the workshop will be summarized during the 11ICG and will be open for new discussion as well as new ideas of hot topics as geosynthetic barriers play an important role for environmental protection.

  1. 1.Geomembrane Durability (George Koerner)
  2. 2.Geosynthetic Protection layers (Richard Brachmann)
  3. 3.GCL hydration and controlling factors (Malek Bouazza)
  4. 4.Standard protocols for Construction/Installation Quality Assurance and Quality Control (Kerry Rowe)