Geotextiles for Transportation Projects

During the past 33 years, geotextiles have evolved from being new engineering materials with limited technical references to state of the practice materials with numerous design and technical tools. Geotextiles are a family of industrial fabrics comprising polymeric fibers or yarns that are needle punched or woven to produce an infinite variety of strong, dimensionally stable construction materials. This article looks at the benefits and saving behind the technology, specifically as that apply to transportation projects. Geotextiles are used most commonly in the transportation market for construction of paved and unpaved roads because of their separation, reinforcement, and filtration functions. Also, when used properly, geotextiles can save time and money, both now and in the future, while also providing environmental and aesthetic benefits.

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  • Authors:
    • Austin, Deron
    • Soriano, Ariel
  • Publication Date: 2005-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 32-35
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2005 4:34PM