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
CountryGreece
CityVolos
Period29/09/201001/10/2010

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