Committee Chair

Onyango, Mbaki

Committee Member

Fomunung, Ignatius; Owino, Joseph

Department

Dept. of Engineering

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Geosynthetic Rolled Erosion Control Products (GRECPs) have been utilized for decades in a multitude of applications to mitigate erosion resulting from land disturbance in civil construction projects. GRECPs vary from one type to another, ranging in performance and design life due to their composition and intended purpose. The coverage and durability of the GRECP are fundamental properties that can predict performance and fitness for use. Both coverage and durability will degrade over the design life of the GRECP to the point that fitness for use is unacceptable for the intended application. A standard approach is needed to quantify this material degradation over time. Through this analysis, the degradation of the GRECP’s durability and coverage is predicted over time, field validated, and compared to their respective functional thresholds. The time at which the GRECP’s durability or coverage reduces below the established functional thresholds is known as the GRECP’s functional longevity.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

12-2015

Subject

Soil erosion; Soil conservation; Sediment control

Keyword

Geosynthetic; Erosion Control; Functional Longevity; Durability; Turf Reinforcement Mat; UV Resistance

Discipline

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

x, 91 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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