9780415394444

Fundamentals of Geosynthetic Engineering

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415394444

  • ISBN10:

    0415394449

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-04-26
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Summary

The development of polymeric materials in the form of geosynthetics has brought major changes to the area of Civil Engineering. Increasing interest in these materials and their use has resulted in significant advances in their practical applications in the last few decades. Following this progress, geosynthetics have become a common and favoured construction component in present-day geotechnical engineering. A wide range of compositions is now used, with properties tailored to conditions required for application.

Table of Contents

About the authorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
General descriptionp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Geosyntheticsp. 1
Basic characteristicsp. 6
Raw materialsp. 10
Manufacturing processesp. 17
Geosynthetic engineeringp. 25
Self-evaluation questionsp. 25
Functions and selectionp. 29
Introductionp. 29
Functionsp. 29
Selectionp. 39
Self-evaluation questionsp. 43
Properties and their evaluationp. 47
Introductionp. 47
Physical propertiesp. 47
Mechanical propertiesp. 50
Hydraulic propertiesp. 69
Endurance and degradation propertiesp. 80
Test and allowable propertiesp. 92
Description of geosyntheticsp. 96
Self-evaluation questionsp. 97
Application areasp. 105
Introductionp. 105
Retaining wallsp. 105
Embankmentsp. 112
Shallow foundationsp. 115
Roadsp. 117
Unpaved roadsp. 117
Paved roadsp. 119
Railway tracksp. 127
Filters and drainsp. 129
Slopesp. 135
Erosion controlp. 135
Stabilizationp. 143
Containment facilitiesp. 148
Landfillsp. 148
Ponds, reservoirs, and canalsp. 152
Earth damsp. 153
Tunnelsp. 157
Installation survivability requirementsp. 157
Self-evaluation questionsp. 164
Analysis and design conceptsp. 171
Introductionp. 171
Design methodologiesp. 171
Retaining wallsp. 175
Embankmentsp. 182
Shallow foundationsp. 189
Roadsp. 196
Unpaved roadsp. 196
Paved roadsp. 207
Railway tracksp. 211
Filters and drainsp. 215
Slopesp. 226
Erosion controlp. 226
Stabilizationp. 234
Containment facilitiesp. 239
Landfillsp. 239
Ponds, reservoirs, and canalsp. 249
Earth damsp. 251
Tunnelsp. 254
Self-evaluation questionsp. 255
Application guidelinesp. 263
Introductionp. 263
General guidelinesp. 263
Care and considerationp. 263
Geosynthetic selectionp. 264
Identification and inspectionp. 265
Sampling and test methodsp. 265
Protection before installationp. 267
Site preparationp. 268
Geosynthetic installationp. 268
Joints/seamsp. 269
Cutting of geosyntheticsp. 274
Protection during construction and service lifep. 275
Damage assessment and correctionp. 277
Anchoragep. 278
Prestressingp. 279
Maintenancep. 279
Certificationp. 279
Handling the refuse of geosyntheticsp. 280
Specific guidelinesp. 280
Retaining wallsp. 280
Embankmentsp. 282
Shallow foundationsp. 286
Unpaved roadsp. 286
Paved roadsp. 288
Railway tracksp. 290
Filters and drainsp. 291
Slopes - erosion controlp. 294
Slopes - stabilizationp. 297
Containment facilitiesp. 305
Tunnelsp. 308
Self-evaluation questionsp. 309
Quality and field performance monitoringp. 315
Introductionp. 315
Concepts of quality and its evaluationp. 315
Field performance monitoringp. 320
Self-evaluation questionsp. 325
Economic evaluationp. 329
Introductionp. 329
Concepts of cost analysisp. 329
Experiences of cost analysesp. 330
Self-evaluation questionsp. 336
Case studiesp. 339
Introductionp. 339
Selected case studiesp. 339
Concluding remarksp. 368
Self-evaluation questionsp. 368
Answers to multiple choice type questions and selected numerical problemsp. 373
Standards and codes of practicep. 377
Introductionp. 377
General Informationp. 377
Standards on test methodsp. 378
Codes of practicep. 382
Some websites related to geosyntheticsp. 385
Referencesp. 387
Indexp. 403
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