Geosynthetics in Liquid Containing Structures

Giroud, J.P. and Bonaparte, R., "Chapter 26: Geosynthetics in Liquid Containing Structures, "in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook, R.K. Rowe, ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, pp.789-824.

The liquid-containing structures considered herein are those constructed with soil; thus, concrete dams, concrete reservoirs, cavities excavated in rock and steel tanks are not considered. The liquid-containing structures considered include: structures used for liquid storage (e.g. embankment dams, liquid impoundments excavated in soil or surrounded with dikes), structures used for liquid conveyance (canals) and structures used to prevent liquid from migrating into the ground (lined landfills). This chapter addresses analysis and design methods for liquid-containing structures. Required geosynthetic material properties and engineering parameters are addressed. The geosynthetic materials themselves are not discussed, however, and the reader is referred to Chapter 7 for information on this subject.

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