Tekstil Ve Konfeksiyon, vol.23, pp.342-348, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)
Technical textiles, being the fastest growing area of textiles sector, are nowadays applied to several areas. Geotextiles, which is one of the application areas of technical textiles, are defined as any permeable textile material that are used with foundation, soil, rock, earth, etc. to increase stability and decrease wind and water erosion. Because of their technical advantages and low cost solutions, geotextiles have an important place in civil engineering. In this study, the performance analysis of nonwoven polyester geotextiles used for slope stabilization in landscape reclamation applications is examined in Aegean region, İzmir city rainfall conditions. For this aim, five stations having different degrees of slope, in order to determine the soil retention capacity of nonwoven polyester geotextiles having different weights, were built. These stations were slated to the system proposed by IUFRO (International Union of Forest Organizations). To carry out this research, climatic data of the Aegean region, in the city of Izmir, were used.