NIT Hamirpur Syllabus Geosynthetics





1. Reinforced Earth: History, field of applications, natural fibers, overview of Geotextiles,

Geomembranes, Geogrids, Geonets, Geowebs, Geomats and Geocomposites and economic

aspects of their applications.

2. Materials & Manufacturing: Production of Geotextiles, composites, physico?  mechanical,

hydraulic and chemical properties. Functions of Geosynthetics, fluid transmission, filtration,

separation, protection.

3. Soil Reinforcement: Principle of soil reinforcement, shear strength of reinforced soil, theoretical

strength dels, factors affecting, requirements on synthetic reinforcement, installation


4. Calculation methods: Stability of , embankment, retaining walls.  

5. Applications: Geosynthetics in Roads and Railways, drainage system  ? Control of groundwater

level, dewatering and reclamation of land, Geomembranes ? for lining application, Management

and maintenance of Geosynthetic structure.

Text books:

1. Shukla,Sanjay Kumar, Geosynthetics and their applications,   Thomas Telford, London.

2. Mandal J.N. Geosynthetics world, Wiley Eastern, New Delhi.

3. Varma,C.V.J. Engineering with  Geosynthetics, Central Board of Irrigation and Power, New Delhi.

4. Varma,C.V.J. Directory of Geosynthetics in India, Central Board of Irrigation and Power, New

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