Special Issue "Geosynthetics in Civil and Environmental Engineering"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (17 April 2017).
Geosynthetics have been in use in civil and environmental engineering for more than three decades. The benefits of geosynthetics are now widely acknowledged and they find applications in a range of industries. Applications in which these materials are being used are also becoming increasingly more challenging, e.g. higher mechanically stabilised earth walls, containment of extremely aggressive chemicals or wastes, and exposure to more challenging climatic conditions, such as arctic climates. The increasing size of the market for implementation of geosynthetic solutions also means that new products are continuously being introduced to the market. Given this background, it is now opportune to reflect on the successful implementation of geosynthetics, particularly examples where successful long-term performance has been demonstrated. This is particularly important in parts of the world where some regulators limit, or even prohibit the use of geosynthetics in some applications because of concerns about durability and long-term performance. There is thus the need to collect examples of applications in which satisfactory long-term performance has been demonstrated.
This Special Issue aims to document examples of proven successful use of geosynthetics in a range of industries and applications. We therefore cordially invite original research and review articles on a wide range of different applications, such as landfills, mine waste storage, transport infrastructure and environmental protection and clean-up, amongst others where successful long-term performance has been demonstrated. Case studies, with supporting documentation are particularly sought, although descriptions of new or novel testing techniques for evaluating likely long-term performance are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Andy Fourie
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