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Solve Complex Ground and Foundation Problems Presenting more than 25 years of teaching and working experience in a wide variety of centrifuge testing, the author of Centrifuge Modelling for Civil Engineers fills a need for information about this field. This text covers all aspects of centrifuge modelling. Expertly explaining the basic principles, the book makes this technique accessible to practicing engineers and researchers. Appeals to Non-Specialists and Specialists Alike Civil engineers that are new to the industry can refer to this material to solve complex geotechnical problems. The book outlines a generalized design process employed for civil engineering projects. It begins with the basics, and then moves on to increasingly complex methods and applications including shallow foundations, retaining walls, pile foundations, tunnelling beneath existing pile foundations, and assessing the stability of buildings and their foundations following earthquake-induced soil liquefaction. It addresses the use of modern imaging technique, data acquisition, and modelling techniques. It explains the necessary signal processing tools that are used to decipher centrifuge test data, and introduces the reader to the specialist aspects of dynamic centrifuge modelling used to study dynamic problems such as blast, wind, or wave loading with emphasis on earthquake engineering including soil liquefaction problems. Introduces the equipment and instrumentation used in centrifuge testing Presents in detail signal processing techniques such as smoothing and filtering Provides example centrifuge data that can be used for sample analysis and interpretation Centrifuge Modelling for Civil Engineers effectively describes the equipment, instrumentation, and signal processing techniques required to make the best use of the centrifuge modelling and test data. This text benefits graduate students, researchers, and practicing civil engineers involved with geotechnical issues.
Builds from first principles and works as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate studentsMakes the principles of centrifuge modelling, the scaling laws, and the techniques used accessible to practicing engineersLinks to ISSMGE downloadable real centrifuge experimental data for sample analysis and interpretation
Modern geotechnical engineering design in civil engineeringNeed for numerical and physical modellingUniform circular motionPrinciples of centrifuge modellingGeotechnical centrifuges: Some design considerationsErrors and limitations in centrifuge modellingCentrifuge equipmentCentrifuge instrumentationRetaining wallsPile foundationsModelling the construction sequencesDynamic centrifuge modelling
Gopal Madabhushi :- Dr Gopal Madabhushi is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Cambridge, UK and the director of the Schofield Centre. He has over 25 years of experience in the area of soil dynamics and earthquake engineering. His expertise extends from dynamic centrifuge modelling to the time domain finite element analyses of earthquake engineering problems, and has an active interest in the areas of soil liquefaction, soil-structure interaction, and liquefaction-resistant measures and their performances. Among other works he authored the geotechnical chapters in the book Seismic Design of buildings to Eurocode 8 (also published by Taylor & Francis).