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Short Courses

Participants may attend this course by registering in advance. Course may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Short Course 1
(Sep. 16, Sun)

Basal Reinforced Piled Embankments
Course leader
Dr. S.J.M. van Eekelen
Dr. Suzanne van Eekelen (Deltares, Netherlands),
Dr. Lars Vollmert (BBGEO / Naue)
Course material
Book: van Eekelen, S.J.M. and Brugman, M.H.A. (Eds).
Design Guideline Basal Reinforced Piled Embankments.
CRC Press / Balkema, ISBN 9789053676240.
9:00-9:30 Introduction
Dr. Suzanne van Eekelen
9:30-10:30 Research and new developments; basic principles, load distribution in a piled embankment
Dr. Suzanne van Eekelen
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Requirements and initial details of reinforced embankments
Dr. Suzanne van Eekelen
11:30-12:30 Design of the reinforced embankment
Dr. Suzanne van Eekelen
12:30-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-14:00 Long term behaviour of piled embankments
Dr. Lars Vollmert
14:00-14:45 Cases; realization; details; tips and tricks
Dr. Lars Vollmert
14:45-15:15 Break
15:15-16:15 Playing with piled embankments and get a feeling: practice design calculations and optimization
Dr. Lars Vollmert and Dr. Suzanne van Eekelen
16:15-17:00 Discussion, evaluation and closure
Dr. Suzanne van Eekelen and Dr. Lars Vollmert

This course will be presented with the book titled ‘Design Guideline Basal Reinforced Piled Embankments.’ If you are interested in buying the book, please check the “Book Purchase” box through the online system when you register in the course. Payment for the book will be required onsite at the conference. Discounts are shown in the online system.

Short Course 2
(Sep. 16, Sun)

9:00-10:30 Introduction and Mechanisms for Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads
JP Giroud, J. P. Giroud, Inc., France
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Design of Geosynthetic-Stabilized Unpaved Roads and Case Studies
Jie Han, the University of Kansas, USA
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Design of Geosynthetic-Stabilized Paved Roads and Case Studies
Erol Tutumluer, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 Relevance of Tests and Trials to Real Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads
Mike Dobie, Tensar International