Centrifuge Modelling in Geotechnics

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9780415522243: Centrifuge Modelling in Geotechnics

Centrifuge modelling provides valuable insights into soil behaviour and soil structure interaction and assists in solving a variety of geotechnical engineering problems and in designing geotechnical structures. With the rapid developments associated with motion control, sensors and data acquisition systems, centrifuge technology offers new opportunities to find solutions for more and more complex challenges.

Focusing on the application of state-of-the-art modern centrifuge technology and modelling techniques, this book is a complete guide to planning, conducting and interpreting centrifuge tests. It explains the underlying principles, design of experiments, and application of results and considers likely future trends and applications.

Key coverage includes

  • Centrifuge technology
  • Similitude principles
  • Model preparation and instrumentation
  • Soil characterisation
  • Centrifuge modelling practices and techniques

Written by senior academics from the world-leading geotechnical centrifuge centre at the University of Western Australia, this book is a must-have for operators and managers of geotechnical centrifuge centres. It is also an invaluable guide for engineers seeking to maximise the benefits they can draw from centrifuge modelling and for graduate students studying geotechnical modelling.

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