Reinforcement of Constructed Earth

Evaluation of Sand-Filled Containers for Beach Erosion Control: an Update of the Technology
The use of large, sand-filled geotextile containers for coastal erosion protection has increased along Florida's ocean shorelines over the past five years. Technological advances...

Design of Geosynthetic Systems for Waste Disposal
Geosynthetic materials (consisting of geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids and geocomposites) are currently being used in large amounts to contain solid wastes in landfills, surface impoundments...

Test Fill for a Double Liner System
A double liner system is required in hazardous waste disposal facilities to satisfy the current Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and State of Michigan Act 64 Requirements. To meet...

Geosynthetics Unearthing New Applications
Geosynthetics are now a $700 million industry. Called geomembranes, geotextiles, geogrids and geocomposites, geosynthetics complement or replace geotechnical designs. Five case studies...

Reinforced Roads Bridging Voids
A mathematical model was developed to design a pavement section reinforced with a geotextile or related product to span a void. A full scale field test was conducted to verify the model....

Use of Fabrics in Highways

Seepage and Leakage from Dams and Impoundments
All major dams and impoundments are usually analyzed to determine the magnitude and location of seepage that can occur under, around or through the structure. More often than not, seepage...

Highway Applications of Geotextiles
The successful use of geotextiles on poor soils and water in highway subgrades and sideslopes is examined in this two-part article, In Lakeshore Resort Cuts Cost of Road Relocation with...

 

 

 

 

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