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Protective coating for gabion wires against weathering elements and site conditions

Tan, Kok Keong and Chan, Chee Ming and Abdul Rashid, Azrin Hani (2018) Protective coating for gabion wires against weathering elements and site conditions. In: Construction Materials and Technology. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 105-122. ISBN 978-967-2183-19-8

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The early gabion baskets are made of plant materials which limited the durability. In 1879, an Italian company revolutionized the construction of gabion baskets and replaced with wire mesh, which later became the modern gabion baskets as used today [4]. Since gabions can be applied in both civil and hydraulic engineering, it implies that gabions will be found in or on soil as retaining structures, along the streams and sea coast as erosion control structures. With such wide applications, the gabions must be built durable enough to withstand all possible site conditions that might weaken and damage the structure. The durability of the gabions relies greatly on the durability of the wire mesh as Nešović et al. (2015) discussed that limited life of the wire basket is the major drawback of gabions [5]. To overcome, present coating technology which applies a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) guaranteed the durability of gabions [2].

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > T55.4-60.8 Industrial engineering. Management engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 02:43
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 02:43
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11902
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