Investigations of geotextile tube dewatering

R. Satyamurthy, K. Liao, S. K. Bhatia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

5 Scopus citations


Geoenvironmental engineers are increasingly being involved in the dewatering, containment, and remediation of high water content geomaterials. Although successful applications of geotextile tube dewatering have been reported, guidance for geotextile selection and characterization is sparse and continues to rely predominantly upon experience and unpublished proprietary approaches. Among the available test methods, the standard Hanging Bag Test and the Pressure Filtration Test have been widely reported in literature to evaluate dewatering performance of geotextiles. This paper presents results from an experimental investigation focused on evaluating the characteristics of five different geotextile materials (three woven, one non-woven and one composite) for dewatering high water content lake sediments using the Hanging Bag Test and the Pressure Filtration Test. Results indicate that both the tests can be used for preliminary screening of candidate geotextiles. Limitations of the test methods are also highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeo-Frontiers 2011
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Geotechnical Engineering - Proceedings of the Geo-Frontiers 2011 Conference
Number of pages10
Edition211 GSP
StatePublished - 2011
EventGeo-Frontiers 2011: Advances in Geotechnical Engineering - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2011Mar 16 2011

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number211 GSP
ISSN (Print)0895-0563


OtherGeo-Frontiers 2011: Advances in Geotechnical Engineering
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDallas, TX


  • Dewatering
  • Geomaterials
  • Geosynthetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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