Research, Design and Validation of NPA Geocells in the Field

Dr. Pokharel is a leading expert in the application of the geosynthetic reinforcement especially, NPA geocell technology. Findings from his years of research at U. of Kansas are used to design sustainable Geocell-reinforced structures. His recent published research has focused on validating Neoloy Geocell design and performance in the field, particularly on road pavements in Canada, as well as quantifying the contribution of NPA geocells to sustainable roads.

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Sustainable Road Construction with Neoloy Geocells


Analysis of Neoloy-reinforced pavement construction shows that Neoloy Geocells reduce CO2 emissions by 20%, construction costs by... (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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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)