Accession Number : ADA288693

Title :   Proceedings of the International Conference Centrifuge 94 , Held in Singapore on 31 August-2 September 1994.

Corporate Author : SINGAPORE UNIV*

Personal Author(s) : Leung, C. F. ; Lee, F. H. ; Tan, T. S.

PDF Url : ADA288693

Report Date : 02 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 829

Abstract : The Technical Committee, TC2, on Centrifuge Testing of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMFE) is the body coordinating the worldwide efforts to develop and promote the use of centrifuge modelling in geotechnical engineering. When the Conference Organising Conunittee was formed in February 1992, the themes of the conference were established as: (1) Centrifuge modelling in the study of natural and manmade disasters, as a contribution to the International Decade of Natural Disaster Reduction; (2) Latest developments in centrifuge modelling facilities and equipment; (3) Centrifuge modelling of geotechnical problems with special attention to those which are relevant to Southeast Asia and Australia. It is worthy to note that Theme 1 is in fact one of the terms of reference for TC2. This theme is addressed by Professor H. Y. Ko's keynote paper on Modeling seismic problems in centrifuges and Professor K. Arulanandan's report on the Verification of Liquefaction Analysis using Centrifuge Studies (VELACS) project. In addition, more than 45 papers in this volume deal directly or indirectly with the studies of natural and manmade disasters such as earthquake effects, blast loading, wave loading, contaminant transport and flow problems.

Descriptors :   *CENTRIFUGES, *EARTHQUAKES, *HYDRAULIC MODELS, *GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, *SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, SYMPOSIA, DISASTERS, STRESS ANALYSIS, SOCIETIES, PENETROMETERS, SAND, SOIL MECHANICS, POROSITY, PIPES, CLAY, BLAST LOADS, CONTAMINANTS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), TUNNELING, LANDFILLS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), FRICTION, SOIL CONSOLIDATION, EXCAVATION, PORE PRESSURE, TEST FACILITIES, LIQUEFACTION, SEISMOLOGY, SOUTHEAST ASIA, SOIL TESTS, SOIL SETTLEMENT, EMBANKMENTS, SOIL STABILIZATION, DIKES, PILE STRUCTURES, SLOPE STABILITY, ANCHORS(STRUCTURAL).

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Soil Mechanics
      Seismology
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Civil Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

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