Geosynthetic materials have entered the mainstream in the professional arena and are no longer considered new construction material. Professionals need to keep up with the nuances of how geosynthetics work. Emphasizes design by function; overviews all types of geosynthetics, with stand-alone units on particular materials. Uses S.I. units for all problems and examples. Expands coverage of containers and tubes in the geotextile chapter. Discusses walls and slope design, including seismic analysis, in the geogrid chapter. Treats wet landfills, agricultural waste, waste stability, and dam waterproofing in the geomembrane chapter. Discusses new products and related performances in the geosynthetic clay liner chapter. Discusses new products and related behavior, including fiber reinforcement and wall drainage, in the geocomposite chapter. Adds a completely new chapter on geofoam. A useful reference for transportation, geotechnical, environmental, and hydraulics professionals and engineers.
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Koerner's Third Edition keeps pace with the fast-moving field of geosynthetics by updating coverage to include the latest materials and design techniques. It examines all types of geosynthetics-geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembrane, and goecomposites with an emphasis on design-by-function.From the Back Cover:
Still the only book on geosynthetics, this updated edition covers the latest materials and design techniques. Emphasizing design-by-function, it examines all types of geosynthetics, including geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, and geocomposites. Introducing theory and techniques of chemical analysis for identifying polymer types and properties, the book covers a wide range of applications, including geotextile wall design, geogrid wall design, geomembrane side slope design, and GCL hydraulic barrier design. The book also covers geosynthetic clay lines (GCLs) and devotes an entire chapter to geopipe. It introduces design, testing, and selection of geosynthetics on a generic, rather than product-specific basis. It also provides an updated Product Reference Guide (through the Industrial fabrics Association International). The fourth edition of Designing with Geosynthetics has been revised to include the most up-to-date information as well as new examples covering transportation and geotechnical applications. An essential reference on geosynthetics for all practicing engineers.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0132023008