Designing with Fibertex Geotextiles
Geotextiles are designed for use in the construction of large and permanent structures. It is critical that the correct geotextile is selected for each project and that the handling and installation is done in the correct way, to ensure the required functions of the geotextile are valid for the full service life of the structure.
The Fibertex guideline, together with our online design tools, provides designers, engineers, installers and users with assistance regarding the design, use and installation using geotextiles.
Fibertex guideline to design, use and installation using geotextiles
Learn more about geotextiles:
Design methods, CE-marking, certifications systems and production methods
Fibertex design and calculation tool
Fibertex design and calculation tools are used to help designers and installers with the correct selection and general use of geotextiles. These tools can be used as guidelines in the choice and specification of geotextiles. The results of calculations should always be evaluated by a qualified engineer, to ensure that project-specific requirements are fulfilled.
Due to the promulgation of different national specifications, quality certifications and design guidelines, the grades and characteristics required may vary from country to country. Country-specific requirements supersede the requirements calculated using methods from this note and the calculation tools used.
Geotextiles are widely used for filtration and separation in road constructions, to prevent mingling of fines, which reduces the bearing capacity of the structure. Our geotextiles allow free movement of water and minimise the thickness of different layers, reducing material requirements and saving costs.
Drainage trench applications
In drainage systems, geotextiles are used to ensure functionality of the drain system, by preventing mingling of fines, yet allowing free movement of water.
Fibertex Geotextiles are suitable for use in various fields of hydraulic works, including coastal protection, harbour construction, artificial lakes, dams, river banks and canals, as well as water reservoirs. Our geotextiles are designed to retain particles, while allowing free movement of water, making it possible to separate different layers during intense hydraulic activity. This cost-efficient system also offers protection of water-proofing membranes and other sealing materials in man-made lakes and water reservoirs.
Fibertex Geotextiles are widely used for protection in waste disposal and water purification systems, to ensure integrity of the geomembrane, when fill materials and/or loads are applied.
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