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)

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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)

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


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

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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 Neoloy Geocell-Reinforced Base Courses


A summary of research conducted at the Univ. of Kansas on Neoloy reinforced base courses showed that Neoloy Geocells reduced... (Read more)

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Causeway Design with PRS-Neoloy Geocells


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

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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 (Ling, Leshchinsky, 2009)


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

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Equivalent Seismic Coefficient in Geocell Retention Systems (Leshchinsky, Ling et al, 2008)


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

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Seismic Performance of Geocell Earth-retention Systems (Leshchinsky 2009)


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

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Bearing Capacity Improvement of Asphalt Paved Road With Geocells (Emersleben, Mayer 2008)


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

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Use of Neoloy Geocells in Road Construction over Soft Soil (Emersleben, Meyer 2008)


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

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Bearing Capacity Improvement of Gravel Base Layers Using Neoloy (Emersleben, Meyer 2008)


Results from lab plate box test and in-situ asphalt pavements (Road K-23) show that Neoloy Geocells decreased vertical stresses by... (Read more)

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Hoop Stresses and Earth Resistance Influence Geocell Reinforcement (Emersleben, Meyer 2009)


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

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Experimental Study of Reinforcement of Neoloy vs. HDPE-based Geocell (Pokharel, Han, et al)


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

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Tests on Bearing Capacity of Neoloy-Reinforced Bases (Pokharel, Han et al, 2009)


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

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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 (Thakur, Han et al)


Neoloy Geocells 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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Infill Impact on the Performance of Neoloy-reinforced Bases (Han, Pokharel, Parsons 2010)


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

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


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

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


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

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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)

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


The use of Neoploy Geocells to confine RAP to minimize increased or excessive permanent deformation under traffic loading was tested... (Read more)

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Structural Pavement Design with NPA Geocells, Kief (2015)


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)

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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)

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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 Neoloy Geocells in an expanding economy like India are described, field test results from Germany... (Read more)

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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)

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


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

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Modulus Improvement Factor for Neoloy 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)

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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 Neoloy... (Read more)

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


Numerical Modeling of Railway Ballasted Structure with Neoloy Geocells, 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)

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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)

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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)

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Research: Neoloy geocell road pavement reinforcement & railways (2011)


The research demonstrating that Neoloy Geocells improve layer modulus by up to x5 and reduce total costs of pavement construction... (Read more)

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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-Neoloy – Railway Embankment


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