Trade Talk | January 2016
GSI-BTRA-ASTM organises meet on geosynthetics
G SI India-BTRA-ASTM International jointly organised a seminar-cum-ASTM D35 meeting on ‘Testing, Standards and Applications of Geosynthetics’ on December 2-3, 2015 at The Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), Mumbai. On December 3, 2015, a meeting of ASTM D-35 on Geosynthetics was held at BTRA, wherein issues concerning ASTM standards of testing geosynthetics were discussed. Experts from USA and India spoke in this seminar and in the end a panel discussion was also held.
Topics covered in the seminar include:
- Geosynthetic Barriers and ASTM Standards by Bob Mackey, S2Li
Geosynthetic Reinforcement and ASTM Standards by Michael Bernardi, Strata
Determination of the Connection Strength between reinforcement and facing elements by Prof K Rajagopal, IIT Madras
Application of Geocells in Indian Roads: A Laboratory and Field Perspective by Prof Sireesh Saride, IIT Hyderabad
Geosynthetic Drains/Filters and ASTM Standards by Sam Allen, TRI/GTSPL
Erosion Control and ASTM Standards by Joel Sprague, TRI
Use of Geogrids and Geocells on Steep Slopes of Landfills by Prof Manoj Datta, IIT Delhi
ASTM D35 meeting on geosynthetics was held to discuss the following: Mechanical properties standards; endurance properties and D35.03 permeability standards; erosion control standards; geosynthetic clay liners and D35.10 Geomembranes standards; and main closing and subcommittee reports.