Development of a 400 G-Ton Geotechnical Centrifuge.
Final rept. 15 Jul 84-10 Nov 86,
COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF CIVIL ENVIRONMENTAL AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
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This report summarizes the development of a large 400 g-ton centrifuge facility at the University of Colorado. The 1,800,000 facility is being funded by the Univ. of Colorado as well as by several federal agencies, including AFOSR, and industry. At the time of this report, the installation of the centrifuge is almost complete. A February, 1987 start-up date is being scheduled. The centrifuge is capable of taking a 2-ton payload to a maximum gravity ratio of 200 g on the end of a 18 ft. arm. It has 100 electrical slip ratings and 3 hydraulic rotary joints. It will be the largest geotechnical centrifuge in the world outside the Soviet Union. It will be available for research and testing by universities, government agencies and industry.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods