EBGEO – German recommendation for reinforcement with geosynthetics

Reinforcement – Reinforced slopes and walls – modeling and design 1: In Europe the fundamental design principle for geotechnical works has changed from a global
safety concept to a partial safety concept. The according standard is EC 7 – EN 1997-1 which will be
obligatory starting from 2010. Meanwhile national standards have to adopt the principles and make the
regulations applicable. In Germany the regulations for reinforced earth works are on the way (DIN 1054:2005,
EBGEO). Besides the ultimate limit state, considerations about the serviceability are incorporated for standard
constructions (e.g. embankmenst on weak soil, steep slopes) as well as for new techniques for the use of
geosynthetics (e.g. embankments on column, overbridging of sinkholes).

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