PROGRAMME (tentative)


Day One: 14/10/2013





OPENING CEREMONY (Chair: G. Gottardi)

Professor Pier Paolo Diotallevi, Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture
Professor Francesco Ubertini, Head of Department DICAM, University of Bologna
Professor Fumio Tatsuoka, IGS Past President, Tokyo University of Science
Professor Stefano Aversa, AGI President, Parthenope University of Napoli
Professor Hoe I. Ling, Organizing Committee, Columbia University


Framework for Limit State Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Walls and Slopes
Chair: F. Tatsuoka




Laboratory Testing and Physical Modeling – I
Chair: A.Klar


Wall/Slope Design and Construction - I
Chair: L. Callisto




KEYNOTE: Cazzuffi D.
Geosynthetics Engineering and Vegetation Growth in Soil Reinforcement Applications
Chair: G. Gottardi


KEYNOTE: Collin J.G.
Shored MSE Walls Research to Practice
Chair: J. Han




Pavement and Footing
Chair:  N. Okine


Bridge and Vertically Loaded Structure
Chair: E. Guler



Day Two: 15/10/2013

School of Engineering, Bologna University


KEYNOTE: Koseki J.
Mitigation of Disasters by Earthquakes and Rains/Floods by Means of Geosynthetic- Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls
Chair: H. Ling


Application of Numerical Methods
Chair: L. Tonni




Wall/Slope Design and Construction - II
Chair: J. Han




GROUP PHOTO  by B. Leshchinsky


The Importance of Good Compaction of The Backfill and The Compaction Control Based On The Dry Density and The Degree of Saturation
Chair: D. Leshchinsky


Laboratory Testing and Physical Modeling - II
Chair: A. Zhussupbekov




Embankment, Soft Ground and Geosynthetic Tube
Chair: J. Collin



Day Three

Sala Topazio - SAIE Exhibition - Bologna




KEYNOTE: DiMaggio J.D.
Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Walls and Slopes: Best Practices in Design and Construction and Reality: Why They Differ
Chair: S. Aversa


Case studies of Wall/Slope and Embankment
Chair: S. Aversa


Visit to SAIE Exhibition on Construction Sector




KEYNOTE: Moraci N.
Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction: Design Parameters from Experimental and Theoretical Analysis
Chair: D. Cazzuffi


Case studies of Off-shore, Road and Railway Construction
Chair: D. Cazzuffi




Day 1

•    Laboratory Testing and Physical Modeling - I

Matteo Iacorossi, Hoe I. Ling, Guido Gottardi, and Liming Li [19, Italy]
Centrifuge Modeling of Earth-Reinforced Retaining Walls

Suliman B. A. Mohamed, Kuo-Hsin Yang, and Wen-Yi Hung [28, Taiwan]
Limit Equilibrium Analyses of Two-Tired Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Wall Models in a Geotechnical Centrifuge

Yun Xu and Jui-Pin Wang [71, Hong Kong]
Ground Improvement with Interlock-able Plastic Bottles

Hesham M. Eldesouky, Mohamed M. Morsy, and Mohamed F. Mansour [135, Egypt]
Strength Parameters of Sand Reinforced with Randomly-Distributed Geosynthetic Fibers

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•    Wall/Slope Design and Construction - I

Farshid Vahedifard and Dov Leshchinsky [17, USA]
Seismic External Stability Analysis of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Earth Structures Using an Integrated Analytical Approach

Guang-Qing Yang, Huabei Liu, Yi-Tao Zhou, Bao-Lin Xiong [31, USA]
Field Instrumentations of a Two-Tiered Geogrid-Reinforced Soil Wall Backfilled with Soil-Rock Mixture

Nelson N. S. Chou, Amy Tang, and Shelly Wu [59, Taiwan]
An application of the Connecting System between MSE Wall And Soil Nail

Melissa A. Stewart, and John S. McCartney [92, USA]
Model for Predicting Lateral Face Deflections of Thermally Active Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls

Richard J. Valentine [159, USA]
An Assessment of the Factors that Contribute to the Poor Performance of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Earth Retaining Walls

Wei-lie Zou, Xie-qun Wang, Ni Xie, and Yanfeng Zhuang [156, China]
Numerical Analysis of Working Properties and Inquiry of Design Method on Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls (GRS-RWs) with Rigid Facings

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•    Pavement and Footing

Jie Han, Jitendra K. Thakur, Robert L. Parsons, Sanat K. Pokharel, Dov Leshchinsky, and Xiaoming Yang [26, USA]
A Summary of Research on Geocell-Reinforced Base Courses

Askar Zhussupbekov, Tymarkul Muzdybaeva, and Eun Chul Shin [45, Kazakhstan]
Experimental Research of Reinforced Unpaved Road under Cyclic Loading

Sanat Kumar Pokharel, Ian Martin, and Marc Breault [70, Canada]
Causeway Design with Neoweb Geocells

Thanongsak Imajai, Auckpath Sawangsuriya, and Montri Dechasakulsom [173, Thailand]
Effectiveness of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Flexible Pavements - Full-Sclae Testing and FE Analysis

Arturo Montoya and Hoe Ling [175, USA]
Experimental Tests on Geocell Reinforced Nevada Sand

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•    Bridge and Vertically Loaded Structure

Md. Saidur Rahman, Jie Huang, Sazzad Bin-Shafique, Xiaoming Yang [74, USA]
Numerical Study of Group Shafts in MSE Wall under Two Loading Conditions

Shohei Kawabe, Fumio Tatsuoka, Tetsuya Koroda, Simpei Yamaguchi, Takaki Matsumaru, Kenji Watanabe, and Masayuki Koda [87, Japan]
Seismic Stability of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Integral Bridge Evaluated by Shaking Table Test

Erol Guler and Tahir Erdem Ozturk [100, Turkey]
Dynamic Behaviour of Geosynthetic Reinforced Back to Back Retaining Wall

Susumu Yazaki, Fumio Tatsuoka, Masaru Tateyama, M., Masayuki Koda, Kenji Watanabe, and Antoine Duttine [177, Japan]
Seismic Design of GRS Integral Bridge

Masayuki Koda, Takahiro Nonaka, Motoaki Suga, Ryosuke Kuriyama, Masaru Tateyama, and Fumio Tatsuoka [178, Japan]
Lateral Cyclic Loading Tests of a Full-Scale GRS Integral Bridge Model

Alan J. Lutenegger and Michael T. Adams [8, USA]
*Axial Load Response of Full-Scale GRS Bridge Piers

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Day 2

•    Wall/Slope Design and Construction - II

Fan Zhu [25, Hong Kong]
A Study on Mechanical Function of Facing Units in Geosynthetic Reinforced Earth Structures

Patrick Naughton, Moreno Scotto, Pietro Rimoldi, and Marco Vicari [73, Ireland]
External Stability of Reinforced Soil Walls

Pietro Rimoldi, Dov Leshchinsky, Marco Arrigoni, and Anna Bortolussi [97, Italy]
Vertical Wall with Concrete Panels Facing and Geostrips Reinforcement: Instrumentation and Data Reduction

Ben Leshchinsky [119, USA]
Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls: Parametric Study of Reinforcement Tensile Loads under Limit State

Assaf Klar and Eitan Normand [129, Israel]
Kinematic Constraints Based Method for Extensible Reinforcement in MSE Walls

Dimiter Alexiew, Fabiana Leite-Gembus, and Slava Jossifowa [148, Germany]
Geogrid-Reinforced Segmental Block Walls for a Highway Intersection Project: Design and Specific Solutions

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•    Application of Numerical Methods

Zhijie Wang, Felix Jacobs, and Martin Ziegler [98,Germany]
DEM Investigation of Compound Tensile Test with One Geogrid Tensile Member

Sabatino Cuomo, Lorenzo Frigo, and Carlo Tedesco [117, Italy]
Modelling the Displacements of Geosynthetics Reinforced Geostructures

Thomas Meier, Dimiter Alexiew, Peter-Andreas von Wolffersdorff, and Frank Brötzmann [160, Germany]
Finite Element Safety Analyses of a Geosynthetic-Reinforced Dam under Seismic Impact

Nii Attoh-Okine [179, USA]
Some Data Analytic Issues in Sensor-Based Geosynthetics Application

Ampeglio Diego Garini [39, Italy]
Critical failure Surfaces for Tie-back and Compound Slope Analysis

Xiaoming Yang and Spandana Annamraju [86, USA]
Numerical Analysis of Cellular Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil using a Hypoplastic Constitutive Model

Saad Farhan Ibrahim [166, Iraq]
An Approach in Improving Soft Soil underneath a Ballast Railway Using FEM

Buhm-Soo Chang, Sung-Woo Bae,Yong-Soo Kim, and Jong-Gun Lee [103, Korea]
A Study on the Effective Design of Reinforced Segmental Retaining Walls and Curved Section

Ali Ghandeharioon [116, Canada]
Finite Element Analysis of the Installation of Prefabricated Vertical Drains in Soft Soils

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•    Laboratory Testing and Physical Modeling - II

Fernanda Ferreira, Castorina Vieira, and Maria de Lurdes Lopes [96, Portugal]
Analysis of Soil-Geosynthetic Interfaces Shear Strength through Direct Shear Tests

Guillaume Stoltz and Natacha Vidal [121, France]
Alteration of Friction Characteristics of Geosynthetics Interfaces Following Successive Slidings

Henry Lin, Hoe I. Ling, Liming Li, James G. Collin, Dov Leshchinsky, and Pietro Rimoldi [176, USA]
Centrifuge Modeling of Gabion Walls Reinforced with Geosynthetics

Seyed Naser Moghaddas Tafreshi, Behzad Noori, and Omid Khalaj [85, Iran]
Stress-Strain Response of Multi-Layered Geocell Reinforced Soil by Triaxial Test

Burakbey Davarci and Murat Ornek [137, Turkey]
Experimental Studies of Multi-Edge Footings Rested on Geogrid Reinforced Sand

Fei Wang, and Lin-Chang Miao [153, China]
A Physical Modeling of Ground Movement around HDPE Pipes Subjected to Tunneling

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•    Embankment, Soft Ground and Geosynthetic Tube

Sushovan Dutta and J. N. Mandal [34, India]
Feasibility Study on Waste Plastic Water Bottles as Encasements of Stone Columns for Ground Improvement

Audrey Huckert
, Pascal Villard, Laurent Briancon, and Patrick Garcin [36, France]
An Experimental Approach of the Design of Geotextile-Reinforced Embankments Prone to Sinkholes

Evgeniy Fedorenko and Tatyana Vavrinuk [38, Russia]
Determination of the Strength of Geosynthetic Materials Taking Into Account of Consolidation of Soil Thawed

Joanna Gorniak, Pascal Villard, and Philippe Delmas [109, France]
Analytical Design Method to Determine the Vertical Loading Capacity of Geosynthetic Tubes Filled with Granular Material

Wei Guo, Jian Chu, and Shuwang Yan [111, Singapore]
Design of Geosynthetic Tube Resting on Winkler Foundation

Romain Girout, Matthieu Blanc, Luc Thorel, Daniel Dias, and Marcio Almeida [130, France]
Geosynthetics Impact on the Reinforcement of Compressible Soil by Rigid Piles

K. Matsushima, Y. Mohri, K. Nakazawa, K. Yamada, T. Hori, and M. Ariyoshi [157, Japan]
The Pilot Test of Countermeasure against Wave Erosion for Road Embankment in Bangladesh

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•    Wall/Slope and Embankment

Marco Vicari, Moreno Scotto, and Pietro Rimoldi [41, Italy]
Applications of Steel and Geogrid Reinforcement for Reinforced Soil Structures with Lightweight Fills

Andryan Suhendra
and Ganny Saputra [132, Indonesia]
Lesson Learned from Indonesian Case Histories on Retaining Earth Structure Failures and Its Remedial Structures

Vitezslav Herle
[20, Czech Republic]
Poor Protection against Water-Path to Failure of Reinforced Soil Wall

Giovanni Giusti
and Gianfranco Urciuoli [76, Italy]
An Earth Reinforced Embankment Built on a Scarp Stabilized by Soil Nailing

Maria Patricia Guerra-Escobar
[174, UK]
Northumberlandia: Reinforced Soil Structures Used in the Largest Human Landform

Alessandro Paoletti, Giovanni Battista Peduzzi, Lamberto Griffini, Piergiorgio Recalcati, and Anna Cantoni [32, Italy]
A 60.0 m High Geogrid Reinforced Slope in the Italian Alps

Giuseppe Federici, Luis E. Russo, Pierpaolo Fantini [165, Italy]
Segmental Retaining Walls and Steep Slopes Reinforced with PVA Geogrids in the Energy Polo of Massa Martana

Jesse Davis, Jenna Phillips, Richard Czlapinski, Edward Seissiger, and Pino Cignarella [164, USA]
Breakwater Island Creation: A 3-Fold System

T. Yonezawa, T. Yamazaki, M. Tateyama, and F. Tatsuoka [161, Japan]
Various Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Structures for Hokkaido High-Speed Train Line

Fagner Alexandre Nunes de Franç a and Vinicius Rocha Gomes Pereira [127, Brazil]
Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Structure Built to Restore Original Geometry of a 12 m High Slope after Failure Using Local Soil

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•    Offshore, Road and Raiwlay Construction

Stefano Guandalini, Walter Steiner, Stefan Irngartinger [136, Switzerland]
Geosynthetics as Support for a Deposit of Muck on Soft Clay

Arash Alimardani Lavasan and Tom Schanz [83, Germany]
Bearing Capacity and Settlement of an Isolated Ring Footing on Sand Reinforced with Geogrid

S. Yamaguchi
, M. Yanagisawa, S. Kawabe, F. Tatsuoka, and Y. Nihei. [64, Japan]
Evaluation of the Stability of Various Types of Coastal Dyke Against Over-Flowing Tsunami Current

Nageshwarreddy V Karnati, Sachin Mandavkar, Pietro Rimoldi, and Michela Zurlo [151, USA]
A Case History of Construction of Confined Dredged Material Disposal Island Using Geotextile Tube Dikes and Innovative Environmental Dredging Techniques

Felix Tseng
, Andy Chien, Amy Tang, and Vincent Ho [91, Taiwan]
Geotextile Tube Solution for Barrier Island's Inlet Restoration Engineering in Taiwan

Alain Nancey [122, France]
Recent Development and Realisation on Basal Reinforcement

Chaido Doulala-Rigby
[94, UK]
Use of Geosynthetics in Airfield Applications

Arik Rosen [90, Israel]
The Use of Geocells for Slope Protection under Special Conditions

Andreas Herold and Lars Vollmert [180,Germany]
Greater Safety for Geosynthetic-Reinforced Earth (GRE) Systems - Noise-Protection, Impact and Fire Performance in Full-Scale Trial

Montri Dechasakulsom, Auckpath Sawangsuriya, Nawapol Brahmajaree, and Apichai Issariyanukula [16, Thailand]
Using Geosynthetics for Rutting Control on Highway Number 11 in Thailand

Steve Perkins, Eli Cuelho, Michelle Akin, Brian Collins [104, USA]
The Deep Patch Slope Repair Method for Roads on Steep Hillsides

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