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.
|Title of host publication||6th hellenic conference on geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - Volos, Greece|
Duration: 29 Sep 2010 → 1 Oct 2010
Conference number: 6
|Conference||6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering|
|Period||29/09/2010 → 01/10/2010|