THE USE OF NATURAL FIBRES IN GEOTEXTILE ENGINEERING. REINFORCED SOIL AND GEOTEXTILES, PROCEEDINGS OF THE GEOTEXTILES CONFERENCE HELD AT THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOMBAY, INDIA, DECEMBER 8-9, 1988

It is of interest, for a number of countries, to use natural fibres in geotextile engineering. This is quite possible; however, it requires a good understanding of the various advantages of fibrous materials for improving soil and to allow its use as construction materials. Such understanding has been largely developed through the use of synthetic geotextiles. This article briefly examines the properties of natural geotextile fibres, the development of geotextile engineering, the economics of natural and chemical fibres, technology for the production of geotextiles from natural fibres, and their durability. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 836241. (TRRL)

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    Ministry of Communications, Republic of China

    Highway Research Institute, 12 Bei Huan Xi Lu
    Beijing,   China  100088

    AA Balkema

    P.O. Box 1675
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands  BR-3000
  • Authors:
    • Leflaive, E
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00617292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 90-6191-938-X
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM