Geosynthetics Engineering : In Theory and Practice

IIT Bombay Course , Prof. J. N. Mandal

Lecture 1: Introduction

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Geosynthetics Engineering: In Theory and Practice by Prof. J. N. Mandal,Department of Civil Engineering,IIT Bombay.For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

Background of reinforced earth, mechanism and concepts, Basis of reinforced earth wall design - Geosynthetics classifications, functions, applications, raw materials used. Different types of Geosynthetics, manufacturing, system, Design and sustainability - Various properties of Geosynthetics, physical properties, mechanical properties, hydraulic properties & endurance properties, Nano material - Mechanism of filtration and drainage functions & their applications, Design step for erosion control and geocomposite drainage - Mechanisms and concept of pavement, design of unpaved road, Giroud and Noiray method, U.S. Forest services, airfield pavement design, reflection cracking, pavement rehabilitation and repair, Nano material - Different types of facing elements, construction procedure, cost, design of Geosynthetics wrap around faced wall, geogrid reinforced soil walls, geocell wall, gabion wall - Model for single and multi-layer reinforced slopes, guidelines for design of reinforced slopes, software for reinforced soil slopes.

Design of basal reinforced embankment, placement of Geosynthetics, construction procedure, widening of existing road embankments - Consolidation techniques, Development of design chart for prefabricated vertical drains, ground instrumentation and monitoring, Design of encased stone columns, geocell/geofoam systems - Bearing capacity of Geosynthetics reinforced soil system, geocell reinforced sand overlaying soft clay.
Geotextile tubes, geotextile containers, geotextile bags, dewatering waste and contaminated sediments, installation and design of geotextile tube - Design of landfill liner, veneer slope stability without and with seismic analysis, run out length, settlement of landfill, advantage of LSS model - Applications, advantage, function of geofoam, physical, mechanical and thermal properties of geofoam, design of embankment using geofoam, geofoam reinforced soil walls, New light weight fill material.

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