Geomembranes are increasingly being used in transportation, environmental and geotechnical applications to control gas and liquid movement. This book provides authoritative guidance on testing of geomembranes. It has been prepared by an international committee of experts under the auspices of RILEM, the International Union of Research and Testing Laboratories for Materials and Structures.
Table of Contents
Preface. A L Rollin, Canada. Part I: General topics. Geomembrane background and overview - R Koerner, USA; Test standards and their classification - J M Rigo, Belgium, and D Cazzuffi, Italy; Seaming techniques, sampling and destructive testing - A L Rollin, Canada, and D Fayoux, Belgium, and G Hemond, Switzerland; Non-destructive field testing - A L Rollin, Canada, and J P Bennetton, France; Part II: Selected topics. Tensile testing - J P Gourc, France; Burst testing - S E Hoekstra, Netherlands; Puncture testing - R K Frobel, USA, and J M Rigo; Friction testing - T S Ingold, UK; Anchorage and pull-out testing - R Koerner, and M H Wayne, USA; Permeability testing - Pierson, F Gousse, France; Stress cracking testing - R. Koerner, and Y H Halse, and A E Lord, USA; Microanalysis of stress cracks - A L Rollin, Canada, and I D Peggs, USA; Chemical resistance immersion testing - I D Peggs, USA; Biological resistance testing - J M Rigo, and R Degeimbre, and J Wiertz, Belgium; Polymer identification testing - Y H Halse, USA, and J M Rigo, Belgium, and D Cazzuffi, Italy, and R Degeimbre, and J Wiertz, Belgium; Index.
"The book gives an excellent start for the development of common testing rules across Europe for geomembrane" - GeoJournal