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dc.contributor.supervisor Blatz, James (Civil Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Harms, Steven
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-13T20:33:47Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-13T20:33:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/30214
dc.description.abstract The effectiveness of temporary flood protection is highly variable depending on the location, application, and the nature of flood events. This thesis evaluates sand-filled geotextile containers used as flood protection products within a framework of standardized tests. Specifically, Syn-Tex Wave Breakers and Super Sandbags are tested in both laboratory and field settings to quantify seepage rates, stability and durability. This allows informed decisions to be made regarding appropriate applications for each temporary flood protection product, and identifies areas for product improvement and development. The products tested performed well over the range of loading conditions applied. Large sand-filled geotextiles would be well-suited for situations where stakeholders have a low tolerance for risk, and there is adequate site access for the construction equipment required for installation. An ideal installation would be a long, relatively straight stretch where vertical product/wall and product/product interfaces can be minimized. en_US
dc.subject flood protection en_US
dc.subject sandbags en_US
dc.subject geotextile container en_US
dc.subject super sandbags en_US
dc.subject wave breaker en_US
dc.title Evaluation of large sand-filled geotextile containers as a temporary flood protection product en_US
dc.degree.discipline Civil Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Clark, Shawn (Civil Engineering) Mann, Danny (Biosystems Engineering) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2015 en_US


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