Because of the newness of the use of fabrics in engineering applications, there has been a limited number of in-depth, state-of-the-art reports on the design of fabrics in engineering structures. To remedy this situation, in 1977 the Federal Highway Administration awarded a contract (DOT-FH-11-9353) to Drs. Russell Gary Hicks and J. Richard Bell (with the aid of Research Assistants Corby Heald, Martin Lewis, and Laurie Broderick) of Oregon State University to develop "Test Methods and Use Criteria for Filter Fabrics." As part of the work in Phase I of this study, the researchers collected and analyzed over 200 references relating to: (1) test methods used to characterize fabrics, (2) properties, and factors affecting the properties of fabrics, (3) soil-fabric interaction theories, (4) performance and cost information related to fabric installations, (5) standards (or criteria) used by agencies to select fabrics for various engineering uses, and (6) information on construction methods and problems associated with fabric installations. The staff of the Transportation Research Board Library has integrated additional references with those provided by the Oregon State University and deleted those which would be difficult or impossible to obtain from more common sources of such material. The remaining references have been developed into the literature review presented in this Circular for use by researchers, designers, producers and users of fabrics for engineering purposes. /Author/

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  • Accession Number: 00194298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM