PERMEABLE SYNTHETIC FABRIC MEMBRANES. 2. FACTORS AFFECTING THEIR CHOICE AND CONTROL IN GEOTECHNICS

The article aims to review the current situation in the rapidly developing field of the use of permeable synthetic fabric membranes in conjunction with soils in many types of civil engineering works. The author sets out to present to the practising engineer information which should be considered before undertaking works including fabrics. The types of fibre are described together with the types of fabric and choice of fabric type. A table lists details of various natural and synthetic fibres. (mechanical properties, resistance to attack and availability in various types of fabric construction). Various fabric strength tests which can be carried out are described with the aid of diagrams in tabular form. Stress-strain relations of different woven fabrics are shown graphically. The need to standardise the strength tests for fabrics in civil engineering use is stressed though it is acknowledged that no one test can be adequate to fully specify and control all the various strength properties required. /TRRL/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also RRIS 00 184597; Bulletin 7901.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HOARE, D J
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 25
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM