Geotextiles in Erosion Control

Author: J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
Course #: 0010017

PDH : 3 hrs

Price: $30.00

An Introduction to Geotextiles in Erosion Control
J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

Course Description

This course will introduce you to geotextiles made from polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene, polyamide (nylon), polyvinylidene chloride, and fiberglass. You will learn about their erosion control applications. Erosion is caused by a group of physical and chemical processes by which the soil or rock material is loosened, detached, and transported from one place to another by running water, waves, wind, moving ice, or other geological sheet and bank erosion agents. Clayey soils are less erodible than fine sands and silts. You will learn about geotextile applications in bank erosion, runoff collection, diversion ditches and sediment control.

Course Outline

1. INTRODUCTION
2. BANK EROSION
3. PRECIPITATION RUNOFF COLLECTION AND DIVERSION DITCHES
4. MISCELLANEOUS EROSION CONTROL
5. SEDIMENT CONTROL
6. REFERENCES

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will:
Learn about techniques for bank erosion control using geotextiles;
Learn about ultraviolet radiation considerations when utilizing geotextiles;
Learn the purpose of cover materials and how they are applied;
Learn when and how geotextile anchorage is applied;
Learn about site preparation for geotextiles;
Learn about overlap and seam requirements; and
Learn how geotextiles are used in precipitation runoff applications.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for civil engineers and other design and construction professionals wanting an introduction to methods and techniques for application of geotextiles to control erosion.

Benefit for Attendee

This course will give engineers and other design and construction professionals an introduction to application of geotextiles for erosion control.

Course Introduction

This is an introduction to methods and techniques of erosion control utilizing geotextiles.

Course Summary

This course will give you an introduction to geotextiles for erosion control.