Piled embankments with geosynthetic reinforcement are applied on soft soils and have several advantages. For example, the piled embankment can be constructed rather fast and has a small settlement after construction or is even settlement-free. Another advantage is that a piled embankment can be built next to sensitive constructions. A piled embankment consists of a field of piles with pile caps. On top of that, one or more layers of geosynthetic reinforcement (GR) are applied. On top of the GR the embankment can be constructed.
Validating a new design method for piled embankments with PLAXIS 2D and 3D