Geocell Bearing Capacity Improvement in Road Construction

Studies by Meyer and Emersleben evaluated how the geocell reinforcement mechanisms work, and describe the improved geotechnical engineering forces provided by the soil-cell composite structure. Results from full- scale field testing validated the results achieved in plate box test testing. Neoloy Tough-Cells increased load bearing capacity by 5x, reduced differential settlement by up to 80% and decreased vertical stresses by more than 40%; in addition the performance of a 40 cm Neoloy Tough-Cell reinforced base layer equaled a 70 cm unreinforced layer with high quality aggregate.

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

Summary Neoloy Tough-Cells made from different materials, with different cell heights and diameters were tested in a test box. The...(Read More)


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

Summary Large-scale model static load tests in test box and two in-situ field test asphalt road constructions were carried out to ...(Read More)


Interaction of Hoop Stresses and Earth Resistance on Geocell Reinforcement (Emersleben, Meyer 2009)

Summary NPA Tough-Cells with different stiffness and different numbers of interconnected geocells underwent radial load testing, i...(Read More)


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

Summary To verify the results of model tests, Neoloy Tough-Cells reinforced, unreinforced and hydraulic-bounded base in-situ tests...(Read More)