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.




The Dutch version of Piled Embankment: Paalmatrassystemen


Test series piled embankments
in the laboratory of Deltares


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