Krishneswar Ramineni, a member of a Geomechanics/Geotechnical Research group, recently presented a research paper at the Geosynthetics conference 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. The conference offered a comprehensive program that included technical paper sessions, lively panel discussions, workshops, half-day short courses, and special sessions organized by supporting organizations to bring together the geosynthetic industry and academia.
The paper presented by Ramineni, titled “Role of High-Modulus Geogrids in Improving Base Layer Properties,” focused on evaluating the performance of reinforced base materials using High-Modulus Geogrids (HMGs). The study aimed to establish new laboratory and field correlations to assess the adequacy of the geogrid-reinforced unbound base materials. The evaluation was conducted through California Bearing Ratio (CBR) tests, Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD), and Variable Energy Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (VE-DCP) studies. The research paper sought to investigate the effectiveness of HMGs in improving the base layer properties of unbound base materials, which could have practical applications in Pavements.