Geotextiles: From Design To Applications

Hardcover | March 2, 2016

byRobert KoernerEditorRobert Koerner

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Geotextiles: From Design to Applications presents valuable information on the high performance fabrics used in soil separation, drainage, filtration, reinforcement, and cushioning. These polymeric materials offer solutions for geoengineering and other civil engineering specialties due to their advanced physical, mechanical, hydraulic, and endurance properties. This important book offers comprehensive coverage of the manufacture, functions, properties, designs, and applications of geotextiles. Part One begins with a chapter on the history of geotextiles, followed by chapters giving detailed reviews of the types of fabrics and their manufacturing processes, from resin type, to fiber extrusion, to textile fabrication. Part Two covers the properties, behavior, and testing of geotextiles, with Part Three focusing on applications dealing with the specific primary functions of geotextiles. In Part Four, chapters offer numerous general applications of geotextiles, including those in waste containment, marine engineering, walls/slopes, agriculture, and erosion control. Finally, the chapters of Part Five address quality control and assurance for geotextiles, and the increasingly important topic of sustainability. Reviews the types of fabrics used for geotextiles and their manufacturing processes Covers the properties, behavior, and testing of geotextiles Contains detailed discussions of the primary functions of geotextiles and their wide range of applications

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Geotextiles: From Design to Applications presents valuable information on the high performance fabrics used in soil separation, drainage, filtration, reinforcement, and cushioning. These polymeric materials offer solutions for geoengineering and other civil engineering specialties due to their advanced physical, mechanical, hydraulic, ...

Dr Robert Koerner is a Professor Emeritus at Drexel University, and founded both the Geosynthetic Research Institute (GRI) and the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI). He served as director until recently when his son George rose to that position. Bob has forty years experience in the field of geotextiles, and has authored and co-authored ove...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:642 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 2, 2016Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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Part I Geotextile development and manufacture 1. Early background and history of geotextiles 2. Geotextile resins and additives 3. Geotextile manufacturing processes 4. Geotextiles made from natural fibersPart II Properties, behavior and testing 5. Geotextile/Geosynthetic Testing Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) 6. Physical properties, behavior and testing of geotextiles 7. Mechanical properties, behavior and testing of geotextiles 8. Hydraulic properties, behavior and testing of geotextiles 9. Durability and endurance properties, behavior and testing of geotextiles 10. Long-term geotextile degradation mechanisms and exposed lifetime predictionsPart III Primary functions of geotextiles 11. Geotextiles used in separation 12. Geotextiles used in filtration 13. Geotextiles used in drainage 14. Geotextiles used in reinforcing paved and unpaved roads and railroads 15. Geotextiles used in reinforcing walls, berms and slopes 16. Geotextiles used in reinforcing embankment and foundations 17. Geotextiles used for cushioning 18. Geotextiles with combined or multiple functionsPart IV Specific applications of geotextiles 19. Geotextiles in waste containment 20. Geotextiles in marine engineering 21. Geotextile tubes for dewatering and decontamination of fine-grained soils 22. Geotextiles in commercial development 23. Geotextiles in agriculture and aquaculture 24. Geotextiles in erosion and sediment controlPart V Common Attributes of Geotextiles 25. Quality control and quality assurance for geotextiles 26. Sustainability aspects of using geotextiles