Centrifuge Modelling for Civil Engineers, 1/e
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Centrifuge Modelling for Civil Engineers, 1/e

Author : Gopal Madabhushi
© Year : 2014
ISBN : 9780415668248
Pages : 324
Binding : Paperback
Weight : 0.50   kg

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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 students
Makes the principles of centrifuge modelling, the scaling laws, and the techniques used accessible to practicing engineers
Links to ISSMGE downloadable real centrifuge experimental data for sample analysis and interpretation

Modern geotechnical engineering design in civil engineering
Need for numerical and physical modelling
Uniform circular motion
Principles of centrifuge modelling
Geotechnical centrifuges: Some design considerations
Errors and limitations in centrifuge modelling
Centrifuge equipment
Centrifuge instrumentation
Retaining walls
Pile foundations
Modelling the construction sequences
Dynamic 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).

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