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Engineering Use Of Geotextiles

Course Outline

This online course describes various geotextiles, test methods for evaluating their properties, and recommended design and installation procedures. The contents cover physical properties, functions, design methods, design details and construction procedures for geotextiles as used in pavements, railroad beds, retaining wall earth embankment, rip-rap, concrete revetment, and drain construction. The course materials are based entirely on the DOD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3-220-08FA: Engineering Use of Geotextiles. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

The purpose of this course is to present basic information and design criteria on the engineering use of geotextiles. You are required to study the following DOD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3-220-08FA:

Engineering Use of Geotextiles
(2004 edition, 62 pages, PDF file format, 929 KB).

Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your study. Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first save the file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader from your computer.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

Geotextiles For Civil Engineering Applications (a PDF file)

Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

Take a Quiz

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.