Geotextile puncture resistance

January 1, 1970  |  Products

From the GMA Techline RE: Geotextile puncture resistance [I have] a question for you on geotextile puncture resistance. I was looking through your book to refresh my memory on the calculation procedure on geotextile puncture resistance, Section 2.5.4. I saw the scaling factors S2 and S3 and the exam…
Project Angostura

January 1, 1970  |  Products

Geotextile tube coffer dam By Sören Schmidt The problem, the plan… The Angostura project is owned by Colbún, one of the largest energy producers in Chile. Angostura is a hydroelectric dam project with a capacity of 350mw. The dam is situated in the Bio-Bio River, a few kilometers d…
Geogrids

January 1, 1970  |  Products

Geogrid products are designed for reinforcement and, characteristically, are integrally connected to elements separated by in-plane apertures. Geogrids form a distinct category of geosynthetics designed for reinforcement. These products are characterized by a relatively high tensile strength and a u…
Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs)

January 1, 1970  |  Products

Bonding clay to geosynthetic materials has created an economical, long-term solution for many applications. Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) are hydraulic barriers made of clay bonded to a single geosynthetic layer or to multiple geosynthetic layers. Because of its low permeability, swelling capacity…
Drainage materials

January 1, 1970  |  Products

Geonets, sheet drains, edge drains, and prefabricated vertical drains are all designed to offer strong, performance-enhancing alternatives to traditional drainage systems. Geocomposite drainage systems are engineered to minimize costly, conventional graded-aggregate and/or perforated-pipe subsurface…
Geocells

January 1, 1970  |  Products

Geocells are engineered for protection and stabilization applications. They are often used to help improve the performance of standard construction materials and erosion-control treatments. Geocell products are three-dimensional, expandable panels made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyeste…
Erosion control materials

January 1, 1970  |  Products

These products are designed to help solve erosion- and sediment-control problems and to provide long-term stabilization by establishing and maintaining vegetative cover. Erosion-control products give engineers ready solutions for one of the fastest-growing design niches. Many of these products work …
What is GRS? (Geosynthetic-reinforced soil)

January 1, 1970  |  Products

The soil mass of GRS systems is reinforced in layers with a polymeric geosynthetic (e.g., geogrids or geotextiles), and the layered reinforcement is attached to facing elements that constitute the outer wall. Because the facing elements are commonly composed of articulated units that are not rigidly…
A CSPE (Hypalon) primer

January 1, 1970  |  Products

By Steve Roades Chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) geomembranes have a history of providing long-term performance in exposed environments. These geosynthetic barriers are increasingly referred to generically as CSM, but many people still refer to them by the no-longer-produced Hypalon elastomer br…
How do wick drains work?

January 1, 1970  |  Products

By Ron Bygness The term wick drain is a misnomer because these clever devices do not actually wick away water. Wick drains, perhaps more accurately called strip or prefabricated vertical drains (PVDs), accelerate preconstruction soil consolidation. The drains are composed of a plastic strip with dra…