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Fan Zhu Co-Authors Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Article on Geosynthetic in Reinforced Earth Structures

ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec staff member Fan Zhu is the co-author of the article "Required Unfactored Strength of Geosynthetic in Reinforced Earth Structures," which is published in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering's February 2010 issue. The co-authors are Prof. Dov Leshchinsky and Assistant Prof. Christopher L. Meehan of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware.

Fan's article presents a limit equilibrium methodology to determine the unfactored global geosynthetic strength required to ensure sufficient internal stability in reinforced earth structures. The tactic allows for seamless integration of the design methodologies for reinforced earth walls and slopes. Fan has been performing research on the topic of numerical modeling and stability analysis of geosynthetic reinforced earth structures for several years and has gained extensive experience on the stability analysis of geosynthetic reinforced slopes and walls.

Fan earned his MCE in geotechnical engineering from the University of Delaware and his BS in civil engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. He is based in Geosyntec's Atlanta Regional Office and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 678.202.9500.

Fan Zhu co-authored article "Required Unfactored Strength of Geosynthetic in Reinforced Earth Structures."