In most geonet applications, seaming of geonets is not considered to be critical because the primary function is that of drainage rather than reinforcement (as with geotextiles or geogrids) or use as a barrier (as with geomembranes). However, when geonets must be joined, and the method of joining interferes with the drainage function, seaming becomes important. To date, geonet seaming has evolved from the empirical judgement gained in the field. This paper attempts to examine this limited experience and quantify the effects of seaming on flow capacity of disjointed geonet seams. Several different and new methods of joining geonets are also evaluated based on the strength of the unseamed geonet. Finally, the influence of confining pressure on geonet and geonet seam strength is evaluated.(A)

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    Elsevier Science Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • Zagorski, G A
    • Wayne, M H
  • Publication Date: 1990


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM