Experimental study of the behaviour of different geosynthetics as anti-reflective cracking systems using a combined-load fatigue test

I. Gonzalez-Torre, M.A. Calzada-Perez, A. Vega-Zamanillo, D. Castro-Fresno

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A comparison between six different geosynthetics used to control reflective cracking is reported. The laboratory study involved a cyclic load test that combined two loads with different frequencies and amplitudes. Two characteristics are considered: the type of geosynthetic and the secant modulus. The results indicate that the type of the geosynthetic is critical to the long-term behaviour of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-350
Number of pages6
JournalGeotextiles and Geomembranes
Issue number4
Early online date7 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes


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