GEOSYNTHETICS IN HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING & STRUCTURES
There are a variety of different hydraulic engineering and structures which require geosynthetic solutions for optimal construction and minimal maintenance.
Maccaferri Reno Mattresses and Gabions offer a hard solution for hydraulic applications such as weirs, and for scour protection along riverbanks and embankment stability in channel linings.
For vegetated hydraulic structures such as drainage ditches, spillways and vegetated channels the combination of Geoweb, a synthetic expandable three-dimensional cellular structure that can be filled with soil, and Grassroots, a synthetic turf reinforcement mat, can withstand high shear forces and intermittent longer duration velocities.
For ditches and channels requiring a permanent lining solution Concrete Canvas provides installation rates 10 times faster than conventional concrete solutions, with installation speeds of up to 200 m2/hr possible with only a three-man crew for a longitudinal layup.
How Geofabrics can help with hydraulic engineering and structures:
- Recommend the best solution for the project for ease of installation and durability of performance
- Reduce erosion and sediment run-off
- Enable and encourage revegetation where required