Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering

1st Edition

Editors: R W Sarsby
Hardcover ISBN: 9781855736078
eBook ISBN: 9781845692490
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 22nd December 2006
Page Count: 312
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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.


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.

Key Features

  • Discusses the fundamentals of geosynthetics
  • Examines various applications in areas such as filters, separators, landfills and foundation materials
  • Reviews quality assurance and the service life of geosynthetics


All those involved in civil engineering


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About the Editors

R W Sarsby Editor

Professor R. W. Sarsby is the Section Leader for Civil Engineering (SEBE) at the internationally acclaimed University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wolverhampton, UK