Geotextiles are essential for reinforcing soil, preventing erosion, and providing drainage in civil engineering projects. We offer a wide range of testing machines and accessories that can help you accurately measure properties such as tensile strength, puncture resistance, and durability of your geotextile materials.

Our team of geotextile testing experts is dedicated to helping you find the right solution that meets your specific requirements.

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Geotextile Testing

What Is a Geotextile?

Geotextiles are permeable fabrics used in civil engineering applications. Woven geotextiles are high strength but offer limited drainage capabilities for slopes and road separation, reinforcement, and stabilization. While nonwoven geotextiles serve applications such as filtration, drainage, erosion control, and separation.

What Are the Common Tests Performed on Geotextiles?

  • Grab tests determine a geotextile's tensile strength and how far it stretches before breaking.
  • Puncture resistance tests measure the force needed to puncture the material, and are important for soil or aggregate interaction.
  • Burst strength tests measure the multidirectional resistance to rupture or pressure resistance of a geotextile.
  • Tear resistance tests evaluate geotextile products' resistance to tearing forces.

How Do You Perform a Test on Geotextile?

The specific equipment needed for testing geotextiles depends on your application. However, the most common equipment used to test geotextiles is a universal test machine that is configured for your specific application. Universal test machines are extremely versatile and can perform various tests on geotextiles and other materials by simply switching out different grips and fixtures. Sometimes a planar biaxial system may be needed.

Get a Complete Test System for Your Test Application

Completing your material test system is easy. Simply start by choosing a test machine, choose your accessories, and select your controller software. We are your one-stop shop for all your application testing needs.

Let us help you choose the right machine for your specific application.

Geotextile Test Machines

The first step to configuring your geotextile test system is to choose a test machine by series. Each series of geotextile test machines is designed to meet specific testing requirements and offer different features and capabilities. To determine the most suitable series for your needs, it's essential to consider the type of geotextile tests you will be conducting and any other materials you will be working with.

By carefully evaluating your requirements, you can select a series that aligns perfectly with your objectives. We recommend that you consult our experienced engineers who can guide you through the process of selecting the ideal series for your unique needs.

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From simplified test setups to an intuitive controller software interface and pre-configured methods for industry standards - this innovative technology ensures that your test application are conducted seamlessly and with precision.

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High-performance and easy-to-use controller with logical workflow design

With an intuitive interface, Newton makes it easy for users to navigate through various options and settings, ultimately enhancing the overall user experience. By streamlining complex procedures into user-friendly steps, this software serves both experienced test engineers and beginners alike to conduct tests with confidence and accuracy.

Due to the massive selection of products that we offer, it can be difficult to narrow down what you need. Let us help you select and configure based on your testing application.

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Geotextile Testing Accessories

Choose from 100's of geotextile testing accessories as well as custom solutions. All of our geotextile fixtures will fit any brand of test machine through the use of an adapter.

Specialized Geotextile Testing Accessories

In addition to our general purpose accessories, we have fixtures specifically designed for testing geotextiles.

Use the tables below to search for the fixture that matches your sample the best. Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us. We are confident we have what you need.

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Geotextile Testing Standards

There are numerous geotextile testing standards available. Some of the most common geotextile testing standards include:

Geotextile Testing Standards Sorted by Standards Organization:

If you have a specific standard that you will be using, please refer to this table to find and learn more about the products we recommend for that particular standard.