Fibers for Geotextiles

  • Muhammad Babar RamzanEmail author
  • Muhammad Salman Naeem
  • Ateeq ur Rehman
  • Ali Raza
Part of the Topics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering book series (TMMME)


Nowadays, the application of technical textiles is increasing significantly in different segments of life. Geotextile is the category of technical textiles that has emerged as a promising field both in developing and underdeveloped countries in the recent past. This is because of the fact that Geotextile has vast and diversified applications in mega civil projects. In this scenario, diversified utilization of different fibers has also been observed for the manufacturing of geotextile such that it can withstand the intended end-use. Earlier, the synthetic fibers were used in most of the geotextiles with little application of natural fibers. However, the extensive increase in the use of natural fibers is observed in recent times, particularly in developing countries. This chapter has classified the fibers into three categories: natural fibers, synthetic fibers, and high-performance fibers. In each category, the fibers for the geotextiles have been described comprehensively with respect to their applications, advantages, and disadvantages.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Babar Ramzan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Muhammad Salman Naeem
    • 1
  • Ateeq ur Rehman
    • 1
  • Ali Raza
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and TechnologyNational Textile UniversityFaisalabadPakistan

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