The doctorate dissertation of Suzanne van Eekelen on basal reinforced piled embankments can be found here: S.J.M. van Eekelen, 2015. Basal Reinforced Piled Embankments, doctorate dissertation TU Delft, ISBN 978-94-6203-826-4 (electronic version) or printed: ISBN 978-94-6203-825-7 (for free, please order here).

A summary of the doctorate dissertation was published here:  

The following five papers were published in the journal 'Geotextiles and Geomembranes' and adopted in Van Eekelen's thesis:

The Concentric Arches model, as described in the thesis of Van Eekelen, 2015 and Van Eekelen et al., 2013. The picture visualizes the analytical Concentric Arches (CA) model developed for the design of the geosynthetic reinforcement of a piled embankment. The CA model was adopted in the Dutch Design Guideline for basal reinforced piled embankments (CUR226, 2015) which can be downloaded at


The Dutch version of Piled Embankment: Paalmatrassystemen


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