Current design procedures in the installation and use of permeable membranes in civil engineering ground structures are reviewed. A detailed description, including photographs, of over 130 different membranes is included. The full published technical properties of these membrane fabrics are reproduced, together with the names of manufacturers. Field problems, including both uv and biochemical degradation, are discussed. Chapters are included as follows: section 1, general aspects of membranes: (1) historical development; (2) aspects of soil mechanics relevant to membrane design; (3) theoretical fractions of membranes in the soil environment; (4) types of membrane available. Section 2, design of permeable membranes: (5) drain filters in one-way waterflow situations; (6) river defences; (7) marine defences and filters in reversing waterflow situations; (8) land reclamation - inland and coastal; (9) permanent and temporary road construction; (10) miscellaneous applications for membranes. Section 3, laboratory testing: (11) setting up a laboratory for the testing of permeable membranes for soils applications. Chapter 11 includes a full technical description of all equipment necessary. (TRRL)

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    Wiley (John) & Sons, Limited

    Baffins Lane
    Chichester, Sussex  England 
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  • Publication Date: 1981

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 377 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00345810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0 471 27808 4
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1982 12:00AM