GEOTEXTILE FILTERS FOR A LARGE LIQUEFACTION TANK.

Roman D. Hryciw*, Jean Michel Cornet, Charles H. Dowding

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Abstract

A large liquefaction tank used to prepare sand for laboratory testing required a 107-cm (42-in. ) diameter filter. The filter was needed to separate the sand from the water diffusers below, to facilitate a uniform upward flow of water, and to filter out undesired fines. The chosen design consisted of two geotextile fabrics sandwiched between a perforated plexiglass sheet and a steel grating. Selection of the geotextiles was based on the fabrics' porosities, permeabilities, and pore sizes. The system has been a success and has required no maintenance in over four years of usage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalGeotechnical Testing Journal
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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