A Literature Review of Geotechnical Centrifuge Modeling with Particular Emphasis on Rock Mechanics
Final rept. Apr-Dec 1986
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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Small-scale modeling of structural and geotechnical problems has a long history. Centrifuge modeling plays an increasingly important role in this context. This report summarizes geotechnical centrifuge work which has been done up to now with particular emphasis on rock mechanics. The reader will first be familiarized with the basic principles of small-scale and centrifuge modeling. In particular, the scaling relations based on first principles and on dimensional analysis are discussed in detail. Problematic aspects are mentioned and possible solutions are described. The second chapter is the summary of geotechnical centrifuge work. While the soils work is mentioned, it is in the form of an overview in contrast rock mechanics and associated centrifuge research are more completely described. Keywords Geotechnical centrifuge modeling Small-scale modeling Rock mechanics Literature review.
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