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New Report – Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering

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Design principles of geosynthetics
R M Koerner, Geosynthetic Research Institute, USA
Introduction. Past practice in geosynthetics design. Present practice in geosynthetics design. Possible future practice in geosynthetics design. Summary and conclusions. Acknowledgements. References.

Material properties of geosynthetics
S W Perkins, Montana State University, USA
Introduction. Physical properties. Mechanical properties. Hydraulic properties. Endurance properties. Degradation. Further information. References.

The durability of geosynthetics
R M Koerner, G R Koerner and Y G Hsuan, Geosynthetic Research Institute, USA
Introduction. Mechanisms of degradation. Accelerated testing methods. Conclusions. Acknowledgements. References.

National and international standards governing geosynthetics
L D Suits, North American Geosynthetics Society, USA
Why standardization. Types of standards. Standards Development Organizations (SDOs). Geosynthetic standards. Future trends. Conclusions. References.


Multi-functional uses of geosynthetics in civil engineering
C Jones, formerly University of Newcastle, UK
Introduction. Composite geosynthetics. Smart geosynthetics. Active geosynthetics. Future trends. Sources of further information. References.

The use of geosynthetics as filters in civil engineering
J Fannin, University of British Columbia, Canada
Introduction. Compatibility requirements. Material properties for design. Design criteria. Specification of materials. Construction considerations. Sources of further information. Future trends. References.

The use of geosynthetics as separators in civil engineering
W Wilmers, Consultant, Germany
Introduction. Applications. Requirements for geotextiles. Requirements for fill material. Construction. References. Regulations.

The use of geosynthetics in landfill applications
T Meggyes, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany
Waste separation and pre-treatment. Landfill concepts. Landfill phases. Landfill liners. Design considerations for earthen liners. Design considerations for geomembrane liners. Drainage systems. Landfill gas generation and management. Cut-off walls. Safety analysis of landfill liners. Acknowledgement. Sources of further information.

The use of geosynthetics as barrier materials in civil engineering
H Zanziger, SKZ-TeConA GmbH, Germany
History. Products. Design. Hydraulic applications. Tunnelling. Transportation. Landfills. Construction of GBRs. References.

The use of geosynthetics to improve the performance of foundations in civil engineering
J G Collins, The Collin Group Ltd, USA
Introduction. Column supported embankments. Advantages and disadvantages of CSE. Design concepts. Geosynthetic reinforced soil foundations. References.

Quality assurance for geosynthetic materials
D Smith, Edge Consultants UK Ltd, UK
Introduction. Definitions. Responsibilities. Design aspects. Manufacturing quality control. Installation / construction. Benefits. Costs. Future trends and sources of further information. References.

Limited design life in geosynthetic materials
R W Sarsby, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Introduction. Limited life of geotextile concept. Natural fibres as industrial materials. Agro-industrial fibres. Vegetable fibre characteristics. Erosion control. Basal reinforcement of embankments on soft soil. Conclusions. References.