Geosystems Design Rules and Applications

Author: Adam Bezuijen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0415621488
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Geotextile encapsulated sand elements are three-dimensional systems manufactured from textile materials, non-woven materials or combinations of textile and non-woven materials that are filled with sand on-site. These systems are relatively new and the number of applications is growing in river and coastal engineering. Quite often Geosystems are mentioned as a possible solution, but planners, designers and contractors feel rather hesitant about the application of geotextile encapsulated sand elements due to a lack of experience and adequate design rules. The use of geosystems has the advantage that local material can be applied and that no (expensive) quarry stone needs to be extracted and transported from the mountains to the site. Compared to traditional construction methods (with quarry stone) the application of geotextile sand filled elements may add considerable operational advantages to the execution of marine works and may offer attractive financial opportunities. In the application of geotextile encapsulated sand elements however, proper attention should be paid to the laying down of different responsibilities of the parties in the contract. In Geosystems. Design Rules and Applications four types of geotextile sand elements are distinguished, each with specific properties: geo-bags, geo-mattresses, geotextile tubes and geotextile containers. The focus is on the use of geosystems filled with sand as a construction in river and coastal engineering. Geosystems filled with sludge are not covered. The chapters “Introduction” and “General design aspects” are followed by four chapters of the same structure dealing with the various systems. Each of these four chapters starts with a general description and applications and ends with a calculation example. Design aspects are dealt with in the remaining paragraphs. Geosystems. Design Rules and Applications is based on research commissioned by the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat and Delft Cluster. The realisation of the Dutch version was coordinated by a CUR-committee. The English version is a translation of the Dutch version (CUR-publication 217). However, new developments have been added and the text was checked once again and improved. Geosystems. Design Rules and Applications is an essential reference for professionals and academics interested in River and Coastal Engineering, but aims also at those interested in Geotechnical Engineering.

Geosystems Geotextile containers

Author: A. Bezuijen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781135101305
Format: PDF
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"New and promising developments in hydraulic engineering, such as geotextile- encapsulated sand elements, are sometimes hampered by the lack of design rules. That's probably the reason why planners, designers and contractors are therefore rather hesitant to apply geosystems. Most of the design rules are empirical in nature and this means that existing experience is therefore required to design new structures. For this reason it is a challenge to design a structure when only limited experience is available with that type of structure. This was the idea of the CUR-committee F42 (CUR Building & Infrastructure) and therefore existing experiences and research results where gathered and bundled in the CUR-publication 217 "Ontwerpen met geotextiele zandelementen". The original CUR-217 publication is in Dutch and this manual makes the contents of this publication available for an international audience. Most of the manual is a translation of CUR-217. However, additions have been made to give the manual more international relevance. In addition some improvements and corrections have been made"--Provided by publisher.

Proceedings of the First Southern African Geotechnical Conference

Author: S.W. Jacobsz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498778089
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The First Southern African Geotechnical Conference was organised by the Geotechnical Division of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) under the auspices of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and took place at Sun City, South Africa on 5 and 6 May 2016. More than 60 papers were received from authors in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Algeria, Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. They represent consulting engineers and engineering geologists, contractors, academics and product specialists. The papers were grouped into the following themes: Foundations, Mining and Tailings, Modelling and Design, Site investigation, Soil Properties and Soil Reinforcement and Slopes. The wide range of topics is considered to be thoroughly representative of the current activities of the geotechnical industry in the Southern African Region.

Geosynthetics and Geosystems in Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering

Author: Krystian Pilarczyk
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789058093028
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A review of the existing applications of geosynthetics and geosystems in hydraulic and coastal engineering, with an overview on material specifications, structural components, relevant tools during conceptual and detail design, possible applications, and execution aspects. A more detailed description is given of new or lesser-known systems and applications. Additional basic information on design methodology and geosynthetics is included to provide a basic framework of information for design purposes.

Ground Improvement Geosystems

Author: Michael C. R. Davies
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727726056
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The papers presented in this volume describe the latest developments from around the world on ground improvement by densification and reinforcement. They describe new research into improving the understanding of the problems facing geotechnical engineers working in the field of ground improvement and the advances in the techniques available to them. Numerous case studies show how new and improved methods have actually been applied over a wide variety of ground conditions.

Dikes and Revetments

Author: Kristian Pilarczyk
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789054104551
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Low-lying countries, such as the Netherlands, are strongly dependent on good and safe sea defences. In the past, the design of dikes and revetments was mostly based on vague experience, rather than on general valid calculation methods. The demand for reliable design methods for protective structures has, in the Netherlands, resulted in increased research in this field. These contributions have been prepared by Dutch experts participating in the study groups of the Technical Advisory Committee on Water Defences. The book opens with an outline of general strategy and methodology on sea defences, illustrated in the following chapters by technical information on specific items and Dutch experience, and it ends with more general aspects such as probabilistic approach, integral (multifunctional) design, management & safety assessment. Together, these chapters provide an almost complete technical overview of the items needed for the design and maintenance of dikes and revetments. The enclosed CRESS-program allows for an initial estimation of hydraulic loads and preliminary design.