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Frequently Asked Questions
This is a compilation of the most frequently asked questions relating to GeoTech's products. If there is a question you have which is not addressed here, or if you would like more detail or reference information, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.TerraFlex® Synthetic Compressible Inclusion: GeoTech Systems Corporation:
Responses to FAQs prepared by D. D. Van Wagoner, Vice President of Engineering
TerraFlex™ Synthetic Compressible Inclusion:
TerraFlex™ is elasticized through a mechanical process that creates an anisotropic elasticization along a sensitive axis. In the micro mechanics domain, the cellular structure is changed from a spherical shape into an ellipsoid, which accounts for the increased flexibility.
It is used in applications that can benefit from a material that will undergo "controlled yielding." For example, an earthen retaining wall will experience lower lateral pressures due to the controlled yielding of a layer of TerraFlex™ placing the earth in it's active state, mobilizing it's internal strength.
Integral Bridge Abutments built with an elastic layer of TerraFlex™ have a compressible volume that can accommodate the motion of the abutment into the embankment as the bridge deck heats and cools with the seasons.
TerraFlex™ is made into sheets measuring 4 feet x 4 feet x Thickness (varying from 2" to 30"). These sheets are usually installed between the structure and the soil, with a putty like adhesive used to hold the sheets against the structure until backfilling takes place. In soil arching applications, the TerraFlex™ can be cut into more narrow strips and placed over the buried conduit or pipeline as the compressible inclusion (See the paper on Soil Arching for more details)
GeoTech Systems Corporation:
No. None of our materials require any special equipment or expertise for installation. Any contractor can confidently install our materials.
Call GeoTech Systems Corporation at (703) 759 0300 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will refer you to an appropriate licensee from whom you can order the materials.
GeoTech Systems Corporation provides no warranties. Any warranties would be provided by our licensees.
Last Modified: April 26, 2019