Accession Number : ADA325807

Title :   Development of a Centrifuge Model Test Program for the Study of Liquefaction.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND STANDARDIZATION GROUP (UNITED KINGDOM) FPO NEW YORK 09510

Personal Author(s) : Steedman, R. S.

PDF Url : ADA325807

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : There is a considerable history associated with the use of centrifuge models to achieve realistic data of soil behaviour, including the phenomenon of liquefaction. In this work, the development of an experimental program to establish a database of the behaviour of level saturated sand beds under earthquake shaking is discussed, and a method for the interpretation of the data in terms of conventional design parameters is demonstrated. A review meeting of technical specialists has been held at Waterways Experiment Station to discuss the proposed experimental program and method of analysis, and this has provided strong endorsement of the approach.

Descriptors :   *CENTRIFUGES, *MODEL TESTS, *LIQUEFACTION, DATA BASES, SAND, SATURATION, SOILS, BEHAVIOR, EARTHQUAKES, SHAKING.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Seismology
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE