E3S Web Conf.
Volume 92, 20197th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials (IS-Glasgow 2019)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Behaviour at Geotechnical Interfaces|
|Published online||25 June 2019|
Asperities effect on polypropylene & polyester geotextile-geomembrane interface shear behaviour
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
2 Fibertex South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The summary of this paper is focused on the result of a study that used quantitative measures of surface texture as the basis for examining the effects of asperities on the shear characteristics of geotextile-geomembrane interfaces. About 30 large direct shear tests were conducted to evaluate the geotextile-geomembrane interface shear strength properties. The results indicated a non-linear failure envelopes and strain softening behaviour at a normal stress range of 50 – 400 kPa. For most interface tested, the polyester-geotextiles resulted in higher shear strength as compared with polypropylene-geotextiles. Also, the polyester and polypropylene geotextile interface with the high asperity geomembrane produces a similar percentage increase in friction angle at the residual state. For textured geomembranes interfaced with both geotextile, polyester geotextile exhibited relatively less time before failure. Also, asperity height has a more pronounced effect than asperity density on the residual interface shear strength. The outcome of this study would provide a recommendation and guide that can lead to an improved basis for geosynthetics selection in various engineering application.
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