This paper discusses the factors affecting the design choice and performance of a geotextile as a soil filter. The applications of fabric filters and drains are described with the aid of a pictorial representation of many of the filtration uses of geotextiles. The mechanisms of filtration is discussed and a section deals with the determination of relevant fabric properties for filtration e.g. fabric pore size, permeability, thickness, rigidity of structure. The external factors influencing fabric screen operation are listed in tabular form. A review of design rules is presented whereby the rules are developed the following four approaches: from the well-screen/slotted pipe criteria, from classical rules for granular filters, from laboratory tests using soil/fabric systems and from observed field behaviour. Comments are included on design methods for uni-directional flow conditions and reversing flow/hydrodynamic condition. (TRRL)

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    Foundation Publications Limited

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  • Authors:
    • HOARE, D J
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 29
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 2
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM