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15th ICSMFE: Workshop #7 organised by TC2

Summary: 15th ICSMFE: Workshop #7
organised by TC2
Centrifuge Testing
Some Achievements and Challenges
Malcolm Bolton
Cambridge University
What are the "unique selling points" of
centrifuge testing?
Cheap replication of the response of geo-structures
Weight-induced stresses; gradients and rotations
Coupling of intergranular and pore fluid pressures
Access to severe distortions, drainage of clay, 3D
Realistic boundary conditions;
free surface, cracks
soil-structure compatibility
seismic shaking
Some achievements: actuators
CITY University tunnelling kit
TIT excavator
NUS compaction sand piler


Source: Allersma, Henderikus G.B. - Geo-Engineering Section, Technische Universiteit Delft


Collections: Engineering