Information for lesson "Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Unpaved Roads - Dr. J.P Giroud & Dr. Jie Han - 1.5 PDH"
Description: To fully understand the course presented herein on the Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Unpaved Roads, it is necessary to have a good understanding of the course titled Mechanisms of Geosynthetic Reinforcement in Roads - by J.P. Giroud.
Topics: Outline of Presentation
• Introduction • Historical Development of Design Methods • Development of Giroud and Han Method • Calibration for Geogrid-reinforced Unpaved Roads • Calibration for Geocell-reinforced Unpaved Roads • Design Example • Discussion and Guidance for Proper Use • Concluding Remarks
Other information: Author bios
Dr. Giroud, a former professor of geotechnical engineering, is a consulting engineer under JP GIROUD, INC., and Chairman Emeritus and founder of GeoSyntec Consultants. Dr. Giroud is chairman of the editorial board of Geosynthetics International and past president of the International Geosynthetics Society (the IGS). He has authored over 400 publications, and has lectured worldwide. Dr. Giroud coined the terms “geotextile” and “geomembrane” in 1977. He has developed many of the design methods used in geosynthetics engineering and has originated a number of geosynthetics applications, in particular for landfills and liquid impoundments. In 1994, the IGS named its highest award “The Giroud Lecture”, “in recognition of the invaluable contributions of Dr. J.P. Giroud to the technical advancement of the geosynthetics discipline”. A Giroud Lecture is presented at the opening of each International Conference on Geosynthetics by a lecturer selected by the IGS Council. In 2002, Dr. Giroud became Honorary Member of the IGS with the citation “Dr. Giroud is truly the father of the International Geosynthetics Society and the geosynthetics discipline”. In 2005, Dr. Giroud has been awarded the status of “hero” of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and has delivered the prestigious Vienna Terzaghi Lecture. In 2005-2006 he presented the Mercer Lectures, a prestigious lecture series endorsed jointly by the IGS and the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. In 2007, Dr. Giroud was made Doctor Honoris Causa of the Technical University of Bucharest, Romania. In 2008, J.P. Giroud delivered the prestigious Terzaghi Lecture of the ASCE. In 2009, Dr. Giroud has been elected member of the National Academy of Engineering. In 2010, he has been appointed Chevalier in the Order of the Légion d’Honneur. Dr. Giroud has 51 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, and, in 43 years since 1969, he has worked more than 100,000 hours on geosynthetics.
Dr. Jie Han is a professor in geotechnical engineering at Department of Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997 and then worked as the manager of technology development at Tensar Earth Technologies, Inc. from 1997 to 2001. He ever joined in Widener University as a faculty member in Civil Engineering from 2001 to 2004. His research has focused on geosynthetics, earth-retaining structures, ground improvement, pile foundations, and pavement design. He has published more 200 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Han is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and a member of a number of technical committees and editorial boards including ASCE Geo-Institute Geosynthetic Committee and Ground Improvement Committee, TRB Geosynthetic Committee, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE International Journal for Geomechanics, and Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal, etc. Dr. Han was the technical program and proceedings co-chair for the Geo-Frontiers 2011 with 1,921 participants and the secretary general and technical program co-chair for the GeoShanghai International Conference 2006. Dr. Han is the recipient of 2011 Shamsher Prakash Annual Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Geotechnical Engineering.