Geotextiles in hydraulics

€ 795 excl. VAT
1 day

This course gives you an overview of applications and new rules and guidelines for geosynthetics under stone coverings on dikes and geotextile sand elements in structures.

Design and realisation

Geosynthetics, also called geotextiles, are increasingly implemented in hydraulic engineering projects. These are often cheaper and more environmentally-friendly than traditional techniques. The geosynthetics should be applied carefully during the construction of civil engineering structures, as failing to do so may result in damages.

This course provides an overview of known and novel applications of geotextiles in hydraulic engineering. Additionally, new design rules and implementation guidelines are presented, specifically for geosynthetics under stone revetments on dikes and geotextiles in sandy elements of hydraulic constructions. The latter can be used as an alternative for quarry stones or basalt.

During this course you will practice independently the use of design guidelines as documented in several publications, particularly the new Guideline Geotextiles under stone revetments (Dutch: Richtlijn Geotextielen onder steenbekledingen).

Learning to apply geotextiles in your projects

During this course you will learn:

  • how to work with the new CUR design guidelines for geotextiles under stone revetments on dikes;
  • all known and novel applications of geotextiles in hydraulic engineering;
  • the critical points during the installation of geosynthetics;
  • which implementation requirements are imposed for application ;
  • how the lifespan of a geotextile is determined;
  • which verification methods exist to verify the lifespan during selection of the products and their implementation;
  • how to design projects with geotextile sandy elements, after the explanation on their specific implementation aspects;
  • how to individually create designs with geotextiles in hydraulic through practicing during the course

Intended for

People involved in the design and execution of hydraulic structures in which geosynthetics are applied (clients, project leaders, designers, contractors, supervisors).

This course will be presented in English.

Course leader

ing. Rijk Gerritsen

Naue-Prosé Geotechniek B.V.

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  • "Positive, variety in subjects, good balance between theory and practical implementation."
    Sebastiaan Maan
    BT Geoconsult
  • "Instructive, practically applicable, backgrounds clarifying."
    Movares Nederland BV
  • "Instructive and I can immediately apply it in my work."
    Sweco Nederland BV
  • "Useful, especially because of the new CUR guideline."
    Participant working at the Municipality of Rotterdam, urban development
  • "Well learned how to apply the new standard."
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