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More than 20 years of research on piled embankments at Deltares

Deltares has been conducting research on pile embankments for over 20 years. You can find our papers

at Google Scholar or the

at Google Scholar or the Deltares knowledge platform.

The results significantly contributed to the development of the Concentric Arches (CA) model, which was adopted in

the Design

the Design Guideline Basal Reinforced Piled Embankments.

Currently, Deltares is involved in research on for example:

  • Piled Embankments with Basal Steel Reinforcement (PEBSTER), with partners TU Darmstadt, Institute of Geotechnics, Keller, and SHM Systems. PEBSTER is
a GEOLAB transnational
  • GEOLAB transnational project and
  • TKI project.
  • Currently, we are working on a new research project with a large test set-up and a simulation of train passages. Interested to join our research consortium? Contact us. We expect a financial contribution.
  • Groundwater in geotextile embankments, with partner Solmax-TenCate. This is 
  • TKI project, funded by a TKI-PPS funding of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.


Test series piled embankments
in the laboratory of Deltares