Fomunung, Ignatius; Owino, Joseph
College of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
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.
Soil erosion; Soil conservation; Sediment control
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Loizeaux, Drew A., "A quantified approach to the functional longevity of Geosynthetic Rolled Erosion Control Products (GRECPS)" (2015). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.