Designing with Geosynthetics - 6Th Edition

Author: Robert M. Koerner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 526

View: 456

Following the structure of previous editions, Volume 1 of this Sixth Edition proceeds through four individual chapters on geosynthetics, geotextiles, geogrids and geonets. Volume 2 continues with geomembranes, geosynthetic clay liners, geofoam and geocomposites. The two volumes must accompany one another. All are polymeric materials used for myriad applications in geotechnical, geoenvironmental, transportation, hydraulic and private development applications. The technology has become a worldwide enterprise with approximate $5B material sales in the 35-years since first being introduced. In addition to describing and illustrating the various materials; the most important test methods and design examples are included as pertains to specific application areas. This latest edition differs from previous ones in that sustainability is addressed throughout, new material variations are presented, new applications are included and references are updated accordingly. Each chapter includes problems for which a solutions manual is available.

Designing With Geosynthetics

Author: Robert M. Koerner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 418

View: 394

Following the structure of previous editions, Volume 2 of this Sixth Edition proceeds through four individual chapters on geomembranes, geosynthetic clay liners, geofoam and geocomposites. The two volumes must accompany one another. Volume 1 contains geosynthetics, geotextiles, geogrids and geonets. The two volumes must accompany one another. All are polymeric materials used for myriad applications in geotechnical, geoenvironmental, transportation, hydraulic and private development applications. The technology has become a worldwide enterprise with approximate $5B material sales in the 35-years since first being introduced. In addition to describing and illustrating the various materials; the most important test methods and design examples are included as pertains to specific application areas. This latest edition differs from previous ones in that sustainability is addressed throughout, new material variations are presented, new applications are included and references are updated accordingly. Each chapter includes problems for which a solutions manual is available.

Advances in Technical Nonwovens

Author: George Kellie

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 502

Advances in Technical Nonwovens presents the latest information on the nonwovens industry, a dynamic and fast-growing industry with recent technological innovations that are leading to the development of novel end-use applications. The book reviews key developments in technical nonwoven manufacturing, specialist materials, and applications, with Part One covering important developments in materials and manufacturing technologies, including chapters devoted to fibers for technical nonwovens, the use of green recycled and biopolymer materials, and the application of nanofibres. The testing of nonwoven properties and the specialist area of composite nonwovens are also reviewed, with Part Two offering a detailed and wide-ranging overview of the many applications of technical nonwovens that includes chapters on automotive textiles, filtration, energy applications, geo- and agrotextiles, construction, furnishing, packaging and medical and hygiene products. Provides systematic coverage of trends, developments, and new technology in the field of technical nonwovens Focuses on the needs of the nonwovens industry with a clear emphasis on applied technology Contains contributions from an international team of authors edited by an expert in the field Offers a detailed and wide-ranging overview of the many applications of technical nonwovens that includes chapters on automotive textiles, filtration, energy applications, geo- and agrotextiles, and more

Geotechnical Engineering

Unsaturated and Saturated Soils

Author: Jean-Louis Briaud

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1024

View: 673

Written by a leader on the subject, Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering is first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics. Destined to become the next leading text in the field, this book presents a new approach to teaching the subject, based on fundamentals of unsaturated soils, and extending the description of applications of soil mechanics to a wide variety of topics. This groundbreaking work features a number of topics typically left out of undergraduate geotechnical courses.

Low-Volume Road Engineering

Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Author: Robert A. Douglas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

View: 356

"Everything that sustains us – grown, mined, or drilled – begins its journey to us on a low-volume road (Long)." Defined as roads with traffic volumes of no more than 400 vehicles per day, they have enormous impacts on economies, communication, and social interaction. Low-volume roads comprise, at one end of the spectrum, farm-to-market roads, roads in developing countries, northern roads, roads on aboriginal lands and parklands; and at the other end of the spectrum, heavy haul roads for mining, oil and gas, oil sands extraction, and forestry. Low-Volume Road Engineering: Design, Construction, and Maintenance gives an international perspective to the engineering design of low-volume roads and their construction and maintenance. It is a single reference drawing from the dispersed literature. It lays out the basic principles of each topic, from road location and geometric design, pavement design, slope stability and erosion control, through construction to maintenance, then refers the reader to more comprehensive treatment elsewhere. Wherever possible, comparisons are made between the standard specifications and practices existing in the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Topics covered include the following: Road classification, location, and geometric design Pavement concepts, materials, and thickness design Drainage, erosion and sediment control, and watercrossings Slope stability Geosynthetics Road construction, maintenance, and maintenance management Low-Volume Road Engineering: Design, Construction, and Maintenance is a valuable reference for engineers, planners, designers and project managers in consulting firms, contracting firms and NGOs. It also is an essential reference in support of university courses on transportation engineering and planning, and on mining, oil and gas, and forestry infrastructure.

Assessment of the Performance of Engineered Waste Containment Barriers

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 134

View: 675

President Carter’s 1980 declaration of a state of emergency at Love Canal, New York, recognized that residents’ health had been affected by nearby chemical waste sites. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, enacted in 1976, ushered in a new era of waste management disposal designed to protect the public from harm. It required that modern waste containment systems use “engineered†barriers designed to isolate hazardous and toxic wastes and prevent them from seeping into the environment. These containment systems are now employed at thousands of waste sites around the United States, and their effectiveness must be continually monitored. Assessment of the Performance of Engineered Waste Containment Barriers assesses the performance of waste containment barriers to date. Existing data suggest that waste containment systems with liners and covers, when constructed and maintained in accordance with current regulations, are performing well thus far. However, they have not been in existence long enough to assess long-term (postclosure) performance, which may extend for hundreds of years. The book makes recommendations on how to improve future assessments and increase confidence in predictions of barrier system performance which will be of interest to policy makers, environmental interest groups, industrial waste producers, and industrial waste management industry.

Stabilization of Existing Subgrades to Improve Constructibility During Interstate Pavement Reconstruction

Author: Joakim G. Laguros

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 75

View: 714

This synthesis will be of interest to state department of transportation (DOT) construction, geotechnical, materials, and pavement system design engineers, engineering geologists, and research engineers, and others concerned with the constructibility of new pavements over existing subgrades. The synthesis describes current practice for the stabilization of existing subgrades to improve constructibility during interstate pavement reconstruction. It presents information regarding the methods available to evaluate and improve subgrade conditions for the purpose of meeting the constructibility requirements of a reconstruction project. This report of the Transportation Research Board presents data obtained from a review of the literature and a survey of the state DOTs. The synthesis reports on: subgrade evaluation methods including sampling, laboratory, and in-situ test methods, as well as assessment of existing drainage systems; constructibility factors such as existing and proposed pavement types, available equipment, and cost effectiveness of various subgrade stabilization techniques; methods of subgrade improvement including mechanical and chemical stabilization, use of recycled and waste materials, the use of geosynthetics in reinforcement and drainage applications; and construction methods with an emphasis on innovative approaches such as novel sequencing of construction traffic, use of lightweight equipment, and robotics. In addition, several case histories describing applicable pavement reconstruction projects are presented. Finally, suggestions to possibly improve the practice and the identification of research needs are also presented.