Studies of Neoloy Geocell Stabilization of Railway Tracks, Ballast and Embankments
Extensive technical papers include Palese, Zarembski (et al) published results of extensive monitoring of an Amtrak rail stabilization project with Neoloy Geocells that showed a 7x reduction in track maintenance; Kief’s published results of hybrid reinforcement projects showing how Neoloy Geocells reduce heaving of expansive clay soils; and B. Leshchinsky and Ling’s published research on loading tests and numerical analyses of model rail embankments that demonstrated Neoloy Geocells cut vertical deformation and lateral displacement by >50% and increase track stiffness by >160%.

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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)


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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Research: Hybrid Geocell Solution for Rail Track on Expansive Clay

A Hybrid Geosynthetic Solution was used in a new track foundation over weak expansive clays. This unique solution combines Neoloy... (Read more)


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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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)