Van Eekelen completed her doctorate dissertation in 2015. The research on basal reinforced piled embankments is being continued:
- How does the load distribution change over the years?
- What is the effect of high ground water tables or extreme rain?
- How to design with different fill materials?
For this reason two field monitoring programs will be continued for years:
- Railway in Houten
- The highway exit near Woerden (connection between A12 and N204)
Furthermore, a new series of laboratory tests will be carried out.
Test series piled embankments
in the laboratory of Deltares