Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering

Edited by

  • R W Sarsby, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Geosynthetics are man-made polymer-based materials which facilitate cost effective building, environmental, transportation and other construction projects. Given their versatility, geosynthetics are a vital material in all aspects of civil engineering.

The first section of the book covers the fundamentals of geosynthetics. Chapters discuss the design and durability of geosynthetics together with their material properties and international standards governing their use. Building on these foundations, part two examines the various applications of geosynthetics in areas such as filters, separators, landfills, barriers and foundation materials. The book concludes by reviewing methods of quality assurance and the service life of geosynthetics.

Written by an international team of contributors, Geosynthetics in civil engineering is an essential reference to all those involved in civil engineering.
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All those involved in civil engineering


Book information

  • Published: December 2006
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-607-8

Table of Contents

Part 1 General issues: The design principles of geosynthetics; The material properties of geosynthetics; The durability of geosynthetics; National and international standards governing geosynthetics. Part 2 Applications: Multi-functional uses of geosynthetics in civil engineering; The use of geosynthetics as filters in civil engineering; The use of geosynthetics as separators in civil engineering; The use of geosynthetics in landfill applications; The use of geosynthetics as barrier materials in civil engineering; The use of geosynthetics to improve the performance of foundations in civil engineering; Quality assurance for geosynthetic materials; Limited design life in geosynthetic materials.