Illustration from Solmax Drainage Tool showing various geosynthetic drainage points in a designed cell

Solmax has unveiled a new online drainage design manual with significant design and specification functionality. Hosted on its own website, the Geosynthetic Drainage Tool provides project engineers with the material properties for drainage geonets and geocomposites, design procedures for using these materials, calculation equation sheets, and interactive design examples.

“Geosynthetics play a vital role in the containment of solid and liquid waste in landfills, mining, energy, construction and oil and gas applications,” the company writes in announcing the free drainage tool. “We hope that it will help inform project and engineering design, raise standards, and improve the success and longevity of critical applications around the globe.”

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On the website, users will find succinct descriptions of design importance in a number of key areas, including:

  • Use of GRI-GC8 for specifying transmissivity of drainage products
  • Geotextile Filter Design
  • Landfill Final Covers
  • Landfill Leachate
  • Leak Detection
  • Landfill Gas

Product examples and design/specification focus on biplanar and triplanar nets, triaxial materials, and more. Input parameters can be adjusted by the site user for project specific evaluation of options.

The Geosynthetic Drainage Tool offers a simple interface and plenty of technical muscle. It will be of good use to engineers working in landfills, mining, energy, construction, and oil & gas applications.

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