THE PHILOSOPHY OF SPECIFICATION AND TESTING OF GEOTEXTILES FOR REINFORCEMENT . REINFORCED EMBANKMENTS. THEORY AND PRACTICE. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE REINFORCED EMBANKMENTS, THEORY AND PRACTICE IN THE BRITISH ISLES, ORGANISED BY MMG CIVIL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS, HELD AT CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, SEPTEMBER 27 1989

Many engineers have specified, and still do specify geotextiles by reference to a particular product name. Problems arise during the tender period when tenderers are offered alternative materials by suppliers, but do not have any guidance by which to judge the alternative's suitability for the project. This problem continues onto site when the engineer's representative is asked to accept the alternative geotextile by the contractor. This paper lists 12 main properties to be considered when specifying geotextiles in reinforced embankments, and refers to the relevant standards and tests for each property. Specifications referred to include British Standard BS6906. (TRRL)

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • CORBET, S P
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00612420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-7277-1545-3
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM