The extensive research, development, testing, and patents and the Neoloy® nano-polymeric alloy (NPA) for PRS Neoloy Geocells are evidence of PRS’ leadership in the field. These efforts included collaborative research with world renowned geotechnical experts and researchers, leading to over 55 professional published papers in the last 10 years.

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NPA Geocell Track Support Reduces Degradation (Zaremski, et al 2017)

NPA geocell track substructure support system mitigated surface degradation problems under high-speed passenger railroad... (Read more)

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High Speed Railway Life Cycle Benefits of Using Geocell (Palese, Zarembski, et al, 2017)

A comprehensive performance test was conducted on high-speed rail track which suffered from geometry track degradation and substructure problems. As... (Read more)

Railways geocell research

Rail Track on Expansive Clay Restrained by Hybrid Solution (Kief, 2016)

For rail track in these areas, the resultant heaving and shrinking causes severe degradation of rail alignment, requiring extensive maintenance.... (Read more)


NPA Geocell Reinforced Embankment Tests (B. Leshchinsky and Ling 2010)

Summary of PRS-Neoweb Reinforced Embankment Tests, Technical Document, Columbia University, Leshchinsky, B., Ling H... (Read more)


Validation of Geocell Design for Unpaved Roads, Pokharel (2015)

Validation of Geocell Design for Unpaved Roads, Geosynthetics 2015 Conference Proceedings, Portland, Oregon, Pokharel, et al.... (Read more)

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Summary of Research On PRS-Neoweb Geocell-Reinforced Base Courses

A summary of research conducted at the Univ. of Kansas on PRS-Neoweb reinforced base courses showed that PRS-Neoweb reduced vertical... (Read more)

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Summary of Research On PRS-Neoweb Geocell-Reinforced Base Courses

A summary of research conducted at the Univ. of Kansas on PRS-Neoweb reinforced base courses showed that PRS-Neoweb reduced vertical... (Read more)


Causeway Design with PRS-Neoweb Geocells

The paper discusses the design, construction and performance of a PRS-Neoweb reinforced causeway in Alberta, Canada for oversized trucks over... (Read more)


Sustainable Road Construction for Heavy Traffic Using High Strength Polymeric Geocells

In view of the upcoming carbon tax on construction, this paper analyzes the carbon footprint for 2 projects in Alberta,... (Read more)

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Seismic Response of Geocell Retaining Walls

Report on seismic response of PRS-Neoweb earth retention walls at the shake table National Seismic Research Institute in Japan, to... (Read more)


Equivalent Seismic Coefficient in Geocell Retention Systems

Results obtained from a large scale shake tables tests on reinforced geocell slopes are presented, where PRS-Neoweb performed well under... (Read more)


Seismic Performance Geocell Earth-retention Systems

The Editors of Geosynthetics Magazine noted that “this article departs from this policy in an effort to offer a... (Read more)


Bearing Capacity Improvement of Asphalt Paved Road Construction Due to the Use of Geocells

Vehicle crossing tests (vertical stress measurements) and FWD measurements of comparative soil stabilization techniques in Road K-637 demonstrated that PRS-Neoweb... (Read more)


The Use of Geocells in Road constructions over Soft Soil: Vertical Stress and Falling Weight Deflectometer Measurements

Field and lab tests showed that PRS-Neoweb increases load bearing capacity of infill soil x 3, while vertical stresses were... (Read more)


Bearing Capacity Improvement of Gravel Base Layers in Road Constructions using PRS-Neoweb

Results from lab plate box test and in-situ asphalt pavements (Road K-23) show that PRS-Neoweb decreased vertical stresses by 30%,... (Read more)


The Influence of Hoop Stresses and Earth Resistance on the Geocell Reinforcement Mechanism

Evaluation of geocell reinforcement mechanisms demonstrates that the stiffness of the geocell material is the most important confinement parameter, and... (Read more)

geocell R&D

Experimental Study of Reinforcement of PRS-Neoweb vs. HDPE-based Geocell

Neoloy-based PRS-Neoweb increased bearing capacity and stiffness and reduced settlement of the compacted sand base course significantly more than geocells... (Read more)


Load Bearing Tests on Bearing Capacity of PRS-Neoweb-Reinforced Bases

One-fifth of pavement failures are due to insufficient structural strength – improved sustainable pavement stabilization techniques, such as PRS-Neoweb are... (Read more)


Behavior of Geocell-Reinforced Granular Bases under Static and Repeated Loads

The study of reinforced bases under static and repeated loads on a loading plate showed that the single geocell could... (Read more)

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Creep Deformation of Geocell-reinforced Recycled Asphalt Pavements

Neoloy-based PRS-Neoweb can reduce creep deformation of RAP, therefore enabling its wide-spread use. Three laboratory tests in a test box... (Read more)

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Effect of Infill Material on the Performance of PRS-Neoweb-reinforced Bases

Plate load tests demonstrated how Neoloy-based PRS-Neoweb reinforcement significantly improved the performance of inferior quality infill materials, such as sand... (Read more)


Accelerated Pavement Testing of Unpaved Roads with Geocell-Reinforced Sand Bases

Full-scale moving wheel test results demonstrated that Neoloy-based PRS-Neoweb improved the stability of unpaved roads and reduced the permanent deformation... (Read more)

Roadway Design

Tough Cells – Neoloy-based PRS-Neoweb for Sustainable Roadway Applications, Roads and Bridges

Summary of comprehensive studies, tests, and field trials at U of Kansas demonstrating how Neoloy-based PRS-Neoweb increases stiffness and bearing... (Read more)


Onsite Use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement and Geocells to Reconstruct Pavements

On-site use of recycled asphalt pavement materials has obvious benefits from economic, to environmental, to sustainability points of... (Read more)


Performance of geocell-reinforced RAP bases over weak subgrade under cyclic plate loading

The use of PRS-Neoweb (NPA) geocells to confine RAP to minimize increased or excessive permanent deformation under traffic loading was... (Read more)

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Structural Pavement Design with NPA Geocells, Kief (2015)

PRS-Neoweb geocells from Neoloy make the implementation of geocells in the upper structural layer of heavy duty pavements... (Read more)

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High Modulus Geocells for Sustainable Highway Infrastructure (Kief, et al 2014)

Studies validate that NPA (Neoloy®) Geocells improve road base modulus by 2.75x and reduce structural thickness by 50% while using... (Read more)


Studies on Geosynthetic-reinforced Road Pavement Structures

Technological innovation such as PRS-Neoloy (NPA) geocells can improve the performance of pavements for a more sustainable highway infrastructure by... (Read more)


Geocell Reinforced Road Pavement Structures, Rajagopal, et al (2012)

This study from Geosynthetics Asia, provides academic proof that Neoloy Geocell reinforcement increases the stiffness and elastic modulus of... (Read more)

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3D Geocell Contribution to Structural Pavement Reinforcement, Kief and Rajagopal

The sustainable advantages of 3D PRS-Neoweb in an expanding economy like India are described, field test results from Germany (Meyer,... (Read more)


Validating Contribution of Neoloy Geocells to Sustainability Objectives

Sustainable construction is a common goal for the construction industry and regulators due to its multiple benefits. Pokharel, et... (Read more)

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NPA Geocell Reduction Factor (RF) Compared to Geogrids

This controlled field trial, conducted by KIWA (formely KOAC-NPC), the leading road research and standards institute in Netherlands in 2008,... (Read more)

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NPA Geocell Pavement Reinforcement Compared to Other Geosynthetics

Field and lab tests by Rajagopal show the modulus improvement factor of NPA Geocells is 2.90 higher than planar... (Read more)


Enhancing Ballast Performance using NPA Geocell Confinement (B. Leshchinsky, 2011)

Enhancing Ballast Performance using PRS-Neoweb Geocell Confinement, Geo-Frontiers, Dallas, Leshchinsky, B.,... (Read more)


Modulus Improvement Factor for PRS Neoweb Reinforced Bases

A Modulus Improvement Factor (MIF) of 2.75 was used calculated for the design of roads in India and Israel from... (Read more)


Compaction “Roadeo” Field Trial – Center for Earthworks Engineering, White, et al (2012)

The comparative “Roadeo” field test, evaluated the different engineering properties of 4 geosynthetics in poorly-graded sand embankments of new highway... (Read more)

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Geocell Reinforced Embankment on Red Mud (Sitharam, Hedge, 2013)

This paper describes the experimental and analytical studies involved in the design of a 3m high embankment with a PRS-Neoweb... (Read more)


Numerical Modeling of Railway Structure with NPA Geocells (B. Leshchinsky and Ling 2013)

Numerical Modeling of Railway Ballasted Structure with PRS-Neoweb, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Leshchinsky, and Ling... (Read more)

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Geocell Reinforced Clay Bed (Hedge, Sitharam 2012)

Construction in soft, weak ground requires treating large areas to a greater depth to ensure the safety of the superstructure.... (Read more)


Plate Load Tests of Unpaved Road

Investigators used average settlements from the plate load test under loading to test and interpret the modulus of different layers.... (Read more)


Research: Geocell-Reinforced Recycled Asphalt (2016)

Four cyclic plate loading tests were conducted on unreinforced and geocell-reinforced RAP bases over weak subgrade while five cyclic plate... (Read more)


Geocell Research & Publications

PRS Neoloy® Geocells are an innovative soil stabilization technology for a wide variety of market sectors and... (Read more)

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PRS-Neoweb – Railway Embankment

These papers describe research on loading tests of model rail embankments. The tests measured the strength and deformation behavior of... (Read more)