Current Research in Geoscience

Advantages of Utilizing Geotextiles in Fixing Sandy Soils and Increasing Shear Strength in Water Conveyance Trenches

Alireza Mardookhpour and Leila Ooshaksaraie

DOI : 10.3844/ajgsp.2011.1.3

Current Research in Geoscience

Volume 2, Issue 1

Pages 1-3


With the increasing demand in water supply and either for generation or for irrigation and human consumption, water conveyance structures must guarantee a maximum efficiency at the lowest construction and maintenance costs. Using thin geotextiles allow very low permeability and very high transmissivity. Conclusion/Recommendations: The system constructs a continues, low roughness on the entire section of canal. In this research study the use of geotextile in order to stabilize and increase in shear strength of sandy soils has been investigated. The results show an increase about 44% of shear strength that cause an enhancement of stability of soils.


© 2011 Alireza Mardookhpour and Leila Ooshaksaraie. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.