Studies on the Characteristics of the Type of Geotextiles

  • Mohammadreza Atrechian
  • Morteza AhmadiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series (SUCI)


The development of earth science and wider need for more resistant materials in civil engineering projects have pushed engineers and researchers to use artificial and more durable materials named “geosynthetic”. This material is made of rubber and plastic and due to its wide application in various projects and the speed of its implementation and its suitable price, its production and consumption is growing rapidly. Therefore, the importance of research on the behavior, characteristics and the application of this new product increases day by day. Geosynthetics are categorized according to their properties and characteristics. In this research, one of the categories under the title “Geotextiles” and its types and basic applications are studied. Geotextiles are commonly referred to as fabric filters. The results of studying the properties of any woven and unwoven geotextile shows that these materials have different characteristics such as fast performance, easy use, low weight, high tensile strength, low cost, long lasting, less environmental degradation, uniformity In its implementation and its other features. According to the mentioned features it can be concluded that geotextiles can be used as an alternative to traditional methods in drainage and separation of soil texture.


Nonwovens Flexible Geotextile Fiber reinforced Mechanical properties Low cost 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Civil Engineering College, Islamic Azad University of ZanjanZanjanIran
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringIslamic Azad University of ZanjanZanjanIran

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