Mitigation measures for soil embankments against fault rupture using geosynthetics

Varvara Zania, Yiannis Tsompanakis, Prodromos Psarropoulos, George Bouckovalas

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    Abstract

    In the current study the ability of geosynthetics to reduce the permanent deformations developed due to a fault rupture propagation in a soil embankment is investigated. For this purpose parametric numerical analyses were performed and the effect of the material properties of the geosynthetics, the number of the reinforcements, the height of the soil layer and the applied fault displacement was examined. The results which were obtained from this investigation indicate that the proposed configurations of reinforced soil can be efficiently used in order to reduce the permanent deformations developed due to an abrupt fault rupture.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication6th hellenic conference on geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering
    Volumevolume 2
    Publication date2010
    Pages230204
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - Volos, Greece
    Duration: 29 Sep 20101 Oct 2010
    Conference number: 6

    Conference

    Conference6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
    Number6
    Country/TerritoryGreece
    CityVolos
    Period29/09/201001/10/2010

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    written in greek

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