Geosynthetic reinforced piled embankments

€ 1.200 excl. VAT
2 days
6 study points Constructeursregister

During this course you will learn everything about load distribution, load-deformation mechanisms and all aspects of the design and construction of a geosynthetic reinforced piled embarkment.

Based on the Dutch Design Guideline CUR226

A piled embankment (Dutch: ‘paalmatras’) consists of an embankment on a pile foundation. In a basal reinforced piled embankment, the embankment is reinforced at its base with a geosynthetic reinforcement. A piled embankment can be built quickly, the influence on adjacent sensitive objects is limited and residual settlements are prevented. An increasing number of piled embankments are being constructed every year worldwide.

In the course, the load distribution and load-deformation mechanisms of a geosynthetic reinforced piled embankment will be fully explained. You will have the possibility to practice design with an analytical calculation program and numerical calculations will be introduced. All aspects of design and construction will be explained.

The course is based on the Design Guideline Basal Reinforced Piled Embankments (CUR226:2016) which is included in the course price. This design guideline is based on the results of Dutch research, which was conducted in cooperation with many researchers from different countries. Our course leader, Suzanne van Eekelen, was also chair of the guideline committee.

Basal reinforced piled embankments as foundation for transport infrastructure and industrial areas

After following this course, you will be able to:

  • judge whether a piled embankment is an interesting solution in a certain case, and determine its limitations and the differences with other systems;
  • recognize the mechanisms that are decisive for design and which issues are of importance;
  • apply the 2016-update of CUR226 for the design of the Geosynthetic reinforced piled embankment, including the design of the geosynthetic reinforcement;
  • understand the basics for the pile and pile cap design ;
  • determine for what purposes numerical calculations are necessary, and you know the main approach how to conduct these calculations.

Intended for

Project managers, advisers, designers, constructors that are involved in the design of basal reinforced piled embankments. Policy makers in transport infrastructure for municipals and regional or national principles. Contractors of transport infrastructure.

This course will be presented in English.

Participants must bring their own laptop.

Course leader

dr. Suzanne van Eekelen


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Geosynthetic reinforced piled embankments

Startdatum: 11 November 2024
Locatie: Delft
Prijs: € 1.200 excl. VAT

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  • "Very useful course with all aspects of design and construction."
    Lars Jonkman
    Volker InfraDesign BV
  • "Nice balance between practice and theory."
    M.P. Rooduijn
    Fugro Geoservices BV
  • "Very good course to learn the theory in a more thorough way!"
    W.P. Munsterman
    Arthe C&S
  • "A good introduction to piled embarkments."
    R. Somers
    SBE NV
  • "Very interactive and informative, with practical approaches."
    July Jaramillo
    Huesker Synthetic GmbH
  • "Erg goede presentatie en samenvatting van het onderwerp."
    Antônio Sérgio Damasco Penna
  • "Heel informatief, goede interactie tijdens de cursus en goed georganiseerd."
    Leon Schadee
    Fugro Geoservices BV
  • "Goede cursus! Goede combinatie van theorie en praktijk op het gebied van paalmatrassen."
    Coen te Boekhorst
    VolkerInfra BV

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