From Design to Applications

1st Edition - February 11, 2016

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  • Author: Robert Koerner
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081002346
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081002216

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Geotextiles: From Design to Applications presents valuable information on the high performance fabrics used in soil separation, drainage, filtration, reinforcement, and cushioning. These polymeric materials offer solutions for geoengineering and other civil engineering specialties due to their advanced physical, mechanical, hydraulic, and endurance properties. This important book offers comprehensive coverage of the manufacture, functions, properties, designs, and applications of geotextiles. Part One begins with a chapter on the history of geotextiles, followed by chapters giving detailed reviews of the types of fabrics and their manufacturing processes, from resin type, to fiber extrusion, to textile fabrication. Part Two covers the properties, behavior, and testing of geotextiles, with Part Three focusing on applications dealing with the specific primary functions of geotextiles. In Part Four, chapters offer numerous general applications of geotextiles, including those in waste containment, marine engineering, walls/slopes, agriculture, and erosion control. Finally, the chapters of Part Five address quality control and assurance for geotextiles, and the increasingly important topic of sustainability.

Key Features

  • Reviews the types of fabrics used for geotextiles and their manufacturing processes
  • Covers the properties, behavior, and testing of geotextiles
  • Contains detailed discussions of the primary functions of geotextiles and their wide range of applications


R&D managers in the textile and geotextile industries; academic researchers developing geotextile materials; geo- and civil engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Part I Geotextile development and manufacture

    1. Early background and history of geotextiles

    2. Geotextile resins and additives

    3. Geotextile manufacturing processes

    4. Geotextiles made from natural fibers

    Part II Properties, behavior and testing

    5. Geotextile/Geosynthetic Testing Standards Development Organizations (SDOs)

    6. Physical properties, behavior and testing of geotextiles

    7. Mechanical properties, behavior and testing of geotextiles

    8. Hydraulic properties, behavior and testing of geotextiles

    9. Durability and endurance properties, behavior and testing of geotextiles

    10. Long-term geotextile degradation mechanisms and exposed lifetime predictions

    Part III Primary functions of geotextiles

    11. Geotextiles used in separation

    12. Geotextiles used in filtration

    13. Geotextiles used in drainage

    14. Geotextiles used in reinforcing paved and unpaved roads and railroads

    15. Geotextiles used in reinforcing walls, berms and slopes

    16. Geotextiles used in reinforcing embankment and foundations

    17. Geotextiles used for cushioning

    18. Geotextiles with combined or multiple functions

    Part IV Specific applications of geotextiles

    19. Geotextiles in waste containment

    20. Geotextiles in marine engineering

    21. Geotextile tubes for dewatering and decontamination of fine-grained soils

    22. Geotextiles in commercial development

    23. Geotextiles in agriculture and aquaculture

    24. Geotextiles in erosion and sediment control

    Part V Common Attributes of Geotextiles

    25. Quality control and quality assurance for geotextiles

    26. Sustainability aspects of using geotextiles

Product details

  • No. of pages: 642
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2016
  • Published: February 11, 2016
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081002346
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081002216

About the Author

Robert Koerner

Dr Robert Koerner is a Professor Emeritus at Drexel University, and founded both the Geosynthetic Research Institute (GRI) and the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI). He served as director until recently when his son George rose to that position. Bob has forty years’ experience in the field of geotextiles, and has authored and co-authored over two hundred journal papers and book chapters on the topic.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and Director Emeritus, Geosynthetic Institute, Folsom, Pennsylvania, USA

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