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December 1, 1999
Source: by March A. Torre – CE News for The Business Of Civil Engineering Large tubes filled with dredged material have been used in a variety of coastal and inland projects. The tubes, manufactured of high strength polyester or polypropylene geotextile, are hydraulically filled with a dredge, such as an Ellicott® brand Series 370 or larger Ellicott® brand”Dragon®” cutter dredge. The geotextile tubes are typically filled with on-site material; however, alternate materials can be imported and used. Typical applications would include: sand dune restoration, dike construction, groin construction, artificial reefs, and simple waste containment. The tubes are filled in-place and...
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