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Geotextiles and Geomembranes: Best papers in 2015

GG_JournalCoverFollowing the Editorial Board meeting held in Yokohama in September 2006, it was decided that it would be desirable to recognize some of the best papers published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes. We started with Volume 23 and have selected the Best paper in each subsequent year. This year the Editorial Board were charged with selecting what they considered to be the “Best Paper” published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2015. Papers were considered for their contribution to the discipline in terms of providing significant new insights and/or of being of high potential impact on the discipline. All Technical Articles, except those co-authored by the Editor, were eligible. The selection of wining papers was decided based on a vote of the Editorial Board members (excluding the Editor).

Following a rigorous review of the papers the IGS is pleased announce that the winner for the Best Paper for 2015 was:

  1. Lessons Learned From Geotextile Filter Failures Under Challenging Field Conditions by R.M. Koerner and G.R. Koerner, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 43(3):272-281.

Two papers were selected for Honourable Mention:

  1. Validation of analytical models for the design of basal reinforced piled embankments by S.J.M. van Eekelen, A. Bezuijen, & A.F. van Tol, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 43(1):56-81
  2. MSE walls as bridge abutments: Optimal reinforcement density by Y. Xie & B. Leshchinsky, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 43(2):128-138.

as runners-up and hence being judged to be amongst the three best papers published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2015. Congratulations to all of the authors for their very significant contribution to the geosynthetics discipline.

R. Kerry Rowe
Geotextiles and Geomembranes
c/- GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC
Department of Civil Engineering
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6
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