Professor Jorge Zornberg will discuss Roadways founded on expansive clays: Characterization of the problem and the mitigation using geosynthetics in this webinar.
The presentation will look at how the presence of expansive clays has led to poor performance of flexible pavements, which typically develop significant longitudinal cracks during dry periods. This presentation focuses on the characterization of clay expansiveness (Do we have a problem?) and on innovations using geosynthetics to stabilize roadways (If we have such problem, how do we solve it?).
About the Speaker
Professor Jorge Zornberg – The University of Texas, Austin, USA
He has over 30 years experience in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. He is also one of the pioneers of seosynthetics. Jorge earned his M.S. from PUC-Rio (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2001, Zornberg received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers under the National Science Foundation.
Zornberg was president of the International Geosynthetics Society from 2010 to 2014. Also, he chairs the Technical Committee on Geosynthetics of the Geo-Institute of ASCE (2018). Prof. Zornberg has authored over 350 technical publications.
Zornberg participated in the design of retaining walls, transportation facilities, mining lining systems and hazardous water containment facilities as a consulting engineer. He also conducts research on geosynthetics, soil reinforcement, unsaturated soils, liner systems and numerical modeling of geotechnical and geo-environmental systems as part of his academic experience.