Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2010), 28th June - 1st July, Zurich, Switzerland

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This book results from the 7th ICPMG meeting in Zurich 2010 and covers a broad range of aspects of physical modelling in geotechnics, linking across to other modelling techniques to consider the entire spectrum required in providing innovative geotechnical engineering solutions.

Topics presented at the conference:
Soil – Structure – Interaction; Natural Hazards; Earthquake Engineering: Soft Soil Engineering; New Geotechnical Physical; Modelling Facilities; Advanced Experimental Techniques; Comparisons between Physical and Numerical Modelling
Specific Topics: Offshore Engineering; Ground Improvement and Foundations; Tunnelling, Excavations and Retaining Structures; Dams and slopes; Process Modelling; Goenvironmental Modelling; Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415592888
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 7/2/2010
  • Pages: 1552
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 3.70 (d)

Table of Contents


1 Keynotes and TC 2 contributions

Physical modelling of natural hazards
M.C.R. Davies, E.T. Bowman & D.J. White

Recent trends in geotechnical earthquake engineering experimentation
A. Elgamal, A.B. Huang & M. Okamura

Physical modelling of soft ground problems
F.H. Lee, M.S.S. Almeida & B. Indraratna

Physical modelling with industry—overview of practices and benefits
C. Gaudin, D.J. White, A. Bezuijen, P.E.L. Schaminée & J. Garnier

Development of teaching resources for physical modelling community
S.P.G. Madabhushi, U. Cilingir & M.E. Stringer

STREAM: A method to facilitate efficient data exchange and archiving
P.E.L. Schaminée, A.A. Klapwijk & D.J. White

2 Similitude

Scaling of hydraulic processes
A. Bezuijen & R.S. Steedman

A virtual rain simulator for droplet transport in a centrifuge
B. Caicedo & J. Tristancho

Potentialities and challenges of centrifuge modelling on unsaturated soils
B. Caicedo, J. Tristancho & L. Thorel

Influence of fluid viscosity on the response of buried structures in earthquakes
S.C. Chian & S.P.G. Madabhushi

Use of automatic sand pourers for loose sand models
S.C. Chian, M.E. Stringer & S.P.G. Madabhushi

Physical modeling of kinematic pile-soil interaction under seismic conditions
L. Dihoru, S. Bhattacharya, C.A. Taylor, D. Muir Wood, F. Moccia, A.L. Simonelli & G. Mylonakis

Stiffness design for granular materials—a theoretical and experimental approach
L. Dihoru, C.A. Taylor, S. Bhattacharya, D. Muir Wood, F. Moccia, A.L. Simonelli & G. Mylonakis

Possibilities and limitations of 1-g model techniques
A. Hettler

Modelling precast concrete piling for use in the geotechnical centrifuge
J.A. Knappett, K. O’Reilly, P. Gilhooley, C. Reid & K. Skeffington

Preparation of fully saturated model ground
M. Okamura & T. Inoue

Reliability of one-g shaking table experiment
F. Ozkahriman & J. Wartman

Centrifuge modeling of a sensitive clay slope for simulation of strain softening
D.S. Park, B.L. Kutter & J. DeJong

The influence of coloured dyes on the undrained shear strength of kaolin
F. Sahdi, N. Boylan, D.J. White & C. Gaudin

Improving model quality through computer controlled saturation
M.E. Stringer & S.P.G. Madabhushi

Effects of rigid sidewall of specimen container on seismic behaviour
H. Takahashi, Y. Morikawa & E. Ichikawa

Piping: Centrifuge experiments on scaling effects and levee stability
V.M. van Beek, A. Bezuijen & C. Zwanenburg

Applicability of two stage scaling in dynamic centrifuge tests on saturated sand deposits
L. von der Tann, T. Tobita & S. Iai

Thickness effects on long-term consolidation by means of inter-connected oedometers
Y. Watabe, S. Sassa, K. Udaka & T. Emura

3 Physical modelling facilities

Development of a low cost teaching centrifuge
D.W. Airey & R. Barker

Retrofits to COPPE mini-drum geotechnical centrifuge
M.S.S. Almeida, J.L.S. Neto, M.C.F. Almeida, D.F. Fagundes & J.R.M.S. Oliveira

Development of a large calibration triaxial cell with dual load actuator
J.A. Black, V. Sivakumar & A.L. Bell

Development of a large geotechnical centrifuge at Zhejiang University
Y.M. Chen, L.G. Kong, Y.G. Zhou, J.Q. Jiang, X.W. Tang, B. Niu & M. Lin

A miniature high speed wireless data acquisition system for geotechnical centrifuges
C. Gaudin, D.J. White, N. Boylan, J. Breen, T. Brown & S. De Catania

An experimental setup for the investigation of tamper geometry effects
M. Ghazavi & M. Niazipour

Development of a 2D servo-actuator for novel centrifuge modelling
S.K. Haigh, N.E. Houghton, S.Y. Lam, Z. Li & P.J. Wallbridge

Development of a horizontal and vertical shaker for the IWHR 450 g-ton centrifuge
Y.J. Hou, X.G. Wang, Z.P. Xu, Y.F. Wen & P. Ibanez

A new geotechnical centrifuge at the University of Tehran, I.R. Iran
M. Moradi & A. Ghalandarzadeh

Establishing a beam centrifuge facility at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland
C.D. O’Loughlin, P. Naughton, N. Baker & A. Ainsworth

Mobile tray for simulation of 3D load transfer in pile-supported earth platforms
G. Rault, L. Thorel, A. Néel, S. Buttigieg, F. Derkx, G. Six & U. Okyay

The drizzle method for sand sample preparation
J. Rietdijk, F.M. Schenkeveld, P.E.L. Schaminée & A. Bezuijen

The UENF geotechnical centrifuge facility
F. Saboya, S. Tibana, R. Martins Reis, S.R. Ramires, S. Brum, V. Montero del Aguila & J. Domingos Vieira

The Josef UEF—a new location for “in-situ” physical modelling
J. Svoboda & R. Vašíček

Development of a circulating system for water supply in centrifuge model tests
Q.S. Wang, Z.Y. Chen, Y. Jin & J.H. Liang

NEES @ UC Davis
D.W. Wilson, B.L. Kutter & R.W. Boulanger

4 New equipment, sensors and experimental techniques

Centrifuge modeling of soil atmosphere interaction using a climatic chamber
B. Caicedo, J. Tristancho & L. Thorel

Design of experimental setup for 1 g seismic load tests on anchored retaining walls
A.T. Carvalho, J. Bilé Serra, F. Oliveira, P. Morais, A.R. Ribeiro & C. Santos Pereira

Applications of high speed photography in dynamic tests
S.H. Chow, Y. Nazhat & D.W. Airey

Particle Image Velocimetry analysis in dynamic centrifuge tests
U. Cilingir & S.P.G. Madabhushi

Development of a multiple-axis actuator control system
S. De Catania, J. Breen, C. Gaudin & D.J. White

A wireless data acquisition system to monitor centrifuge pile installation
A.D. Deeks, D.J. White, J. Breen, P. Hortin, S. De Catania & T. Brown

Fibre optic cable and micro-anchor pullout tests in sand
D. Hauswirth, M. Iten, R. Richli & A.M. Puzrin

The use of optical fibre sensors in a geotechnical centrifuge for reinforced slopes
E. Kapogianni, M.G. Sakellariou, J. Laue & S.M. Springman

Development of Vs tomography testing system for geotechnical centrifuge experiments
N.R. Kim & D.S. Kim

Distributed testing of soil-structure systems using web-based applications
S.P.G. Madabhushi, S.K. Haigh, A. Ali, M. Williams, M. Ojaghi, I. Lamata, T. Blakeborough, C.A. Taylor & M. Dietz

Earthquake motion selection and calibration for use in a geotechnical centrifuge
H.B. Mason, J.D. Bray, B.L. Kutter, D.W. Wilson & B.Y. Choy

An exploratory study on using miniature sensors to monitor landslide motion
G.L. Ooi, Y.H. Wang, T.W. Wong & C.S. Wong

Observing and measuring arching in ideal and natural granular materials
S.G. Paikowsky, H.S. Tien & L.E. Rolwes

Large-scale physical model for simulation of artificial ground freezing with seepage flow
E. Pimentel, G. Anagnostou & A. Sres

Wireless data transmission in geotechnical centrifuge applications
S.R. Ramires, T. Tachibana, F. Saboya Jr, S. Tibana, R.M. Reis & J.D. Vieira

Experience using MEMS-based accelerometers in dynamic testing
M.E. Stringer, C.M. Heron & S.P.G. Madabhushi

Advanced sensing in geotechnical centrifuge models
A. Tessari, I. Sasanakul & T. Abdoun

Development of train loading device and testing on sandy and clay models
V.V. Vinogradov, Y.K. Frolovsky, A.A. Zaitsev & V.V. Naumov

Measurement of landslide acceleration using PIV image analysis
E.D. Wolinsky & W.A. Take

Displacement field around an open-tube sampling
W.M. Yan, I.T. Ng & C.Y. Cheuk

Free type bender elements for characterizing soil in centrifuge model tests
Y.G. Zhou, Y.M. Chen, Y. Shamoto, H. Mano, H. Hotta, Y. Asaka & Y. Taji

5 Excavations and retaining structures

Physical modelling of L-shaped retaining walls
M. Arnold

Physical modelling of flexible retaining walls under seismic actions
R. Conti, G.M.B. Viggiani & S.P.G. Madabhushi

New ideas for reducing seismic displacement of gravity quay walls
A. Ghalandarzadeh, A. Mostafavi Moghadam, M. Moradi & P. Haji Alikhani

Earth pressure at rest of expansive soil against retaining wall
X.W. Gu, W.M. Zhang & G.M. Xu

Deformation behavior of a reinforced soil wall constructed on soft ground
H. Hashimoto, S. Nishimoto & H. Hayashi

Breaking failure and internal stability analysis of geosynthetic reinforced earth walls
W.Y. Hung, H.T. Chen, C.J. Lee & Y.C. Wei

Fresh concrete pressure induced during concreting a diaphragm wall panel
D. König & C. Loreck

Evaluation of damage in saturated reinforced soil walls due to earthquake
J. Kuwano, J. Izawa & S. Seki

Centrifuge modeling of deep excavation in soft clay
S.Y. Lam, M.Z.E.B. Elshafie, S.K. Haigh & M.D. Bolton

Centrifuge modeling of shored mechanically stabilized earth walls
Y.B. Lee, J.S. McCartney & H.Y. Ko

Case study on a deep excavation in soft ground by centrifuge model tests
X.F. Ma, H.H. Zhang, L. Yu, S.Y. Lam & M.D. Bolton

Dynamic earth pressures and earth pressure cell measurements
S.P.G. Madabhushi & Y.R. Khokher

Influence of an anchor head on detection of soil anchorage load
K. Palop, A. Ivanović, R.D. Neilson & A.J. Brennan

Centrifuge modelling of active earth pressures
F. Song, J.M. Zhang & C. Liu

Seismic loads for evaluating internal stability of cantilevered retaining walls
A. Takahashi, S. Tanimoto & H. Sugita

Effect of fabric anisotropy on seismic response of a retaining wall
X. Zeng, B. Li & H. Min

Centrifuge modeling of the influence of basement excavation on existing tunnels
G. Zheng, S.W. Wei, S.Y. Peng, Y. Diao & C.W.W. Ng

6 Tunnels

Modeling face stability of a shallow tunnel in a geotechnical centrifuge
P. Aklik, G. Idinger & W. Wu

Centrifuge tests on the seismic behavior of a tunnel
J. Cao & M.S. Huang

Methods of measurement of displacement of a model tunnel in centrifuge tests
J.C. Chou & B.L. Kutter

Centrifuge modelling of the response of buildings to tunnelling
R.P. Farrell & R.J. Mair

Study on tunnelling induced ground deformation in reinforced soils
A. Juneja & N.S. Roshan

Dynamic centrifuge tests on shallow tunnel models in dry sand
G. Lanzano, E. Bilotta, G. Russo, F. Silvestri & S.P.G. Madabhushi

Centrifuge modelling on long-term behaviour of tunnels in transitional ground
X.F. Ma, L. Yu, K. Soga & R. Laver

Experimental study into tunnel face collapse in sand
J. Messerli, E. Pimentel & G. Anagnostou

Model tests for the evaluation of formation and expansion of a cavity in the ground
M. Sato & R. Kuwano

Local deformation characteristics of a cavity in model ground
Y. Tsutsumi, R. Kuwano & M. Sato

Modeling of tunnel lining deformation due to face instability
H. Walter, C.J. Coccia, R.B. Wallen, H.Y. Ko & J.S. McCartney

Centrifuge modelling of passive failure of tunnel face in saturated sand
K.S. Wong, C.W.W. Ng, Y.M. Chen & X.C. Bian

Physical model testing on earth pressure balance shield machine tunnelling in sand strata
Q.W. Xu, X.R. Ge, H.H. Zhu, Y.B. Fu & X.S. Wu

Centrifuge modelling of a steel pipe umbrella arch for tunnelling in clay
C.H. Yeo, F.H. Lee, A. Hegde & A. Juneja

7 Pipelines

Investigation of axial/lateral interaction of pipes in dense sand
N. Daiyan, S. Kenny, R. Phillips & R. Popescu

Model tests on behaviour of buried pipes in a large soil chamber under cyclic loading
D.H. Ko & R. Kuwano

Centrifuge and discrete element modelling of tunnelling effects on pipelines
A.M. Marshall, I. Elkayam, A. Klar & R.J. Mair

Experimental study of buried plastic pipes in reinforced soil under cyclic-loads
S.N. Moghaddas Tafreshi & O. Khalaj

Soil-pipeline behaviour in lateral buckling on dense sand
A. Rismanchian & W.H. Craig

Centrifuge model tests on the dynamic response of sewer trunk culverts
J. Tohda, H. Yoshimura, A. Ohsugi, K. Nakanishi, Y. Inoue, H.Y. Ko & R.B. Wallen

Full-scale testing of buried extensible pipes subject to axial soil loading
D. Wijewickreme & L. Weerasekara

Dynamic response of sewer pipes buried in sloping-sided ditches
H. Yoshimura, J. Tohda, T. Shimazu, H. Nishida, Y. Inoue, H.Y. Ko & R.B. Wallen

8 Shallow foundations

Centrifuge modelling of the interaction between fault rupture and rows of rigid, shallow foundations
W. Ahmed & M.F. Bransby

Centrifuge modelling of the behaviour of flexible raft foundations on clay and sand
A. Arnold, J. Laue, T. Espinosa & S.M. Springman

Bearing capacity of shallow foundations on slopes: Experimental analysis on reduced scale models
F. Castelli & V. Lentini

Centrifuge modelling of bridge system with rocking footings
L. Deng, B.L. Kutter, S. Kunnath & T.B. Algie

Cyclic load testing facility for pavement model testing
C.T. Gnanendran, J. Piratheepan & J. Ramanujam

Incremental cyclic load on footing: Coefficient of elastic uniform compression of sand
S.N. Moghaddas Tafreshi & M. Ahmadi

An experimental study on the instability of drill rigs during self propelling in site
T. Hori, S. Tamate & N. Suemasa

Cyclic deformations of foundations for offshore wind turbine structures
H. Wienbroer, G. Huber & Th. Triantafyllidis

Response of confining pile skirted footings
N. Unnikrishnan & P. Sachin


9 Single piles

Physical modelling for pile foundation re-use
L. Begaj Qerimi & A.M. McNamara

Physical model testing and FE analyses of base resistance of bored piles in sand
D. Cadogan, K. Gavin & A. Tolooiyan

Full-field stress and strain measurements during pile installation
J. Dijkstra & W. Broere

The installation resistance of open-ended piles
P. Doherty & K. Gavin

Predicting axial pile load capacity
A.M. Elgamal, A.E. El Nimr, A.A. Dif & A.K. Gabr

On the shaft capacity of non-displacement piles in sand from centrifuge tests
V. Fioravante, L. Guerra & M.B. Jamiolkowski

Modelling helical screw piles in clay using a transparent soil
C.C. Hird & S.A. Stanier

Field tests using an instrumented model pipe pile in sand
D. Igoe, K. Gavin & B. O’Kelly

Bearing capacity of CHD piles compared to traditional piling techniques in sand
J.R. Jeffrey, M.J. Brown, T. Schwamb & J. Ball

Centrifuge model tests on suction pile pullout loading capacity in sand
Y. Kim, K. Kim, Y. Cho & S. Bang

Large-scale model tests on uplift ultimate capacity of enlarged base piles
L.G. Kong, G.Q. Zhang, R.P. Chen & Y.M. Chen

Measurement of soil displacements near a cylindrical penetrometer
W.W. Liu, C.M. Cox, D.J. Reddish & E.A. Ellis

Influence of pile tip geometry on soil displacements around driven piles in layered ground
Y. Mascarucci, S. Miliziano, A.M. McNamara & M. Pasqualetti

Model tests for reducing installation forces in jacked sheet piling
A.M. McNamara, A. Hijazi & R. Gorasia

Conceptual techniques for full-scale physical modeling of pressed-in pile behavior
G.N. Meshcheryakov & M.P. Doubrovsky

Pile response due to effective lateral soil movement
H.Y. Qin & W.D. Guo

An investigation of the performance of a monopiled-footing foundation
K.J.L. Stone, T. Newson & M. El Marassi

The effect of pile shape on the horizontal shaft stress during installation in sand
S. Taenaka, D.J. White & M.F. Randolph

Physical modelling of helical screw piles in sand
C.H.C. Tsuha, N. Aoki, G. Rault, L. Thorel & J. Garnier

In-flight investigation of excavation effects on smooth single piles
G. Zheng, S.Y. Peng, Y. Diao & C.W.W. Ng

10 Pile groups

An experimental investigation on interference of piled rafts in soft soil
S.P. Bajad, R.B. Sahu & N. Som

Load transfer mechanisms of piled raft foundations
V. Fioravante & D. Giretti

Stiffness of piled raft foundations
V. Fioravante, D. Giretti & M.B. Jamiolkowski

Model tests on free-standing passive pile groups in sand
W.D. Guo & E.H. Ghee

The deformation pattern around a pile group under lateral loading in sand
M. Hajialilue-Bonab, H. Azarnya-Shahgoli, F.B. Sarand & M.H. Mohassel

An experimental study of the vertical bearing mechanism of piled raft foundations
S. Nishimoto, K. Tomisawa & S. Miura

Modelling the performance of linear minipile groups
A.V. Rose & R.N. Taylor

Mechanical behavior of piled raft foundation in sand subjected to static horizontal load
K. Sawada, J. Takemura, J. Izawa & S. Seki

11 Piles under cyclic and dynamic loads

Far-field seismic soil-pile-raft interaction in normally consolidated kaolin clay
S. Banerjee, S.H. Goh, F.H. Lee & M. Kang

Measuring the apparent density change near a cyclically loaded displacement pile in sand
J. Dijkstra, W. Broere & A.F. van Tol

Centrifuge experiments on laterally loaded piles with wings
J. Dührkop, J. Grabe, B. Bienen, D.J. White & M.F. Randolph

Effects of inclined piles on the seismic performances of pile groups
S. Escoffier, J.L. Chazelas & N. Chenaf

Stress paths measured around a cyclically loaded pile in a calibration chamber
P.Y. Foray, C.H.C. Tsuha, M. Silva, R.J. Jardine & Z.X. Yang

Pore pressure measurements during rapid pile load tests in a geotechnical centrifuge
P. Hölscher, H. van Lottum, A. Bezuijen & A.F. van Tol

Pile-sheet pile combined foundation subjected to lateral and moment loading
J. Izawa, J. Takemura, H. Yamana, Y. Ishihama & M. Takagi

Static and cyclic lateral pile behavior in clay
M. Khemakhem, N. Chenaf, J. Garnier, G. Rault, L. Thorel & C. Dano

Centrifuge modelling of a laterally cyclic loaded pile
R.T. Klinkvort, C.T. Leth & O. Hededal

Centrifuge modelling of mono-pile under cyclic lateral loads
Z. Li, S.K. Haigh & M.D. Bolton

Static and cyclic lateral response of battered piles in clay
S. Mary Prabha & A. Boominathan

Lateral loading of tripod foundations in sand
E. Ozsu, B. Teymur & M. Rouainia

An experimental investigation of piles in sand subjected to lateral cyclic loads
P. Peralta & M. Achmus

Design of an instrumented model pile for axial cyclic loading
M.H.J. Rakotonindriana, A. Le Kouby, S. Buttigieg, F. Derkx, L. Thorel & J. Garnier

P-y curves on model piles: Uncertainty identification
F. Rosquoët, L. Thorel, J. Garnier & M. Khemakhem

Investigation of the self-healing effect of monopile foundations
O. Solf, P. Kudella & Th. Triantafyllidis

12 Offshore systems

Installation resistance and bearing capacity of a shallow skirted foundation in clay
H.E. Acosta-Martinez & S. Gourvenec

Centrifuge study of the bearing capacity increase of a shallow footing due to preloading
B. Bienen, C. Gaudin & M.J. Cassidy

Experimental investigation of punch-through potential for spudcan foundations
M.S. Hossain & M.F. Randolph

Jack-up reinstallation near a footprint cavity
V.W. Kong, M.J. Cassidy & C. Gaudin

Physical modeling of suction caissons
C.M.A.R. Melo, S. Tibana, F. Saboya, R.M. Reis, R.R. Sobrinho, J.D. Vieira & V.M. del Aguila

Study of soil-pipeline interaction under vertical and horizontal loading in very soft soil
M. Orozco-Calderon & P.Y. Foray

Behaviour of a breakwater in liquefied silty soil under wave loadings
V. Oztug, B. Teymur & S. Cokgor

Installation process of suction anchors in Gulf of Guinea clay: Centrifuge modelling
L. Thorel, J. Garnier, G. Rault, H. Dendani & J.L. Colliat

Centrifuge anchor dragging tests in sand and clay
H. van Lottum, H.J. Luger & A. Bezuijen

Centrifuge model tests of helical anchors in clay
D. Wang, C. Gaudin, R.S. Merifield & Y. Hu

Study of soil movements around a penetrating spudcan
Y. Xie, C.F. Leung & Y.K. Chow

Study of wave impact on a cylindrical breakwater by means of centrifuge model tests
G.M. Xu, Z.Y. Cai, X.W. Gu, M.M. Jiang, Z.X. Wang, Y. Gu & X. Su

Dynamic response of a single and a 4-bucket foundations
J.H. Zhang, Y.M. Zhang & X.B. Lu

13 Slopes

Modelling of submarine slides in the geotechnical centrifuge
N. Boylan, C. Gaudin, D.J. White & M.F. Randolph

Influence of ground anchors on topographic amplification at slope crests
A.J. Brennan, N.I. Thusyanthan & S.P.G. Madabhushi

Physical modeling of a drainage system on a layered sandy-clayey slope
F. Gabrieli, E. Grigoletto & S. Cola

Centrifuge modelling of submarine landslide flows
C.S. Gue, K. Soga, M.D. Bolton & N.I. Thusyanthan

Physical modeling of slope failure during slope cutting work
K. Itoh, Y. Toyosawa, S. Timpong & N. Suemasa

Reinforced slope modelling using optical fibre sensors and PIV analysis
E. Kapogianni, J. Laue & M.G. Sakellariou

Centrifuge modeling of slope failures induced by rainfall
H. Ling, H.I. Ling, L. Li & T. Kawabata

Centrifuge modelling of root reinforcement of slopes
R. Sonnenberg, M.F. Bransby, P.D. Hallett, A.G. Bengough & M.C.R. Davies

Simulating shallow failure in slopes due to heavy precipitation
S. Tamate, N. Suemasa & T. Katada

Evaluation of performance of soil-nailed slopes subjected to seepage in a centrifuge
B.V.S. Viswanadham & V. Deepa

Centrifuge model studies on the behavior of geocomposite reinforced soil slopes
B.V.S. Viswanadham & D.V. Raisinghani

Centrifuge modelling of slope stabilisation using a discrete pile row
B.S. Yoon & E.A. Ellis

14 Dams and embankments

Real-time monitoring of full-scale levee testing
T. Abdoun, V. Bennett, R. Dobry, A. Koelewijn & S. Thevanayagam

Effect of drainage zoning and deeply placed plinth on CFGD
Y.W. Choo, D.S. Kim, K.H. Kim, D.H. Shin, E.S. Im, S.E. Cho & H.G. Park

Centrifuge modeling of transverse cracking in dam core
Y.J. Hou, Q.F. Niu, Z.P. Xu, J.H. Liang, S. Peng & B.Y. Zhang

Modelling the behaviour of reinforced embankments on the peat Caroni swamp
A. Mwasha, R. Ramnarine & R. Atkinson

Physical modeling studies to evaluate performance of New Orleans levees during hurricanes
I. Sasanakul, T. Abdoun & M. Sharp

Dike breaching due to overtopping
L. Schmocker, W.H. Hager & R.M. Boes

Computer simulations and physical modelling of erosion
C.S. Stuetzle, J. Gross, Z. Chen, B. Cutler, W.R. Franklin, K. Perez & T. Zimmie

Physical modelling of embankment vulnerability
W. Vanadit-Ellis, L. Davis & M. Sharp

Influence of sand and scale on the piping process—experiments and multivariate analysis
V.M. van Beek, J.G. Knoeff, J. Rietdijk, J.B. Sellmeijer & J. Lopez De La Cruz

Centrifuge modeling of railway embankments in terms of high moisture content of soil
V.V. Vinogradov, Y.K. Frolovsky & A.A. Zaitsev

Centrifuge modeling of a geotextile-reinforced slope during earthquake
L. Wang, G. Zhang & J.M. Zhang

Study on the mechanism of hydraulic fracturing by centrifuge modeling tests
Z.P. Xu, J.H. Liang & Y.J. Hou

15 Natural hazards and protection measures

A simple model to simulate the full-scale behaviour of falling rock protection barriers
S. de Miranda, C. Gentilini, G. Gottardi, L. Govoni & F. Ubertini

A centrifuge experiment to derive insight on rock fragmentation within sturzstroms
B. Imre, J. Laue & S.M. Springman

Physical modelling to better understand rock avalanches
I. Manzella & V. Labiouse

Application of wave barriers as a countermeasure against train-induced ground vibrations
R. Motamed, K. Itoh, S. Hirose, A. Takahashi & O. Kusakabe

Centrifuge modelling of ground vibration isolation with geofoam barriers
C. Murillo, L. Thorel & B. Caicedo

Optical investigation through a flowing saturated granular material
N. Sanvitale, R. Genevois & E.T. Bowman

Physical modeling of debris flows over flexible ring net barriers
J. Speerli, R. Hersperger, C. Wendeler & A. Roth

Field testing of net structures for railway track protection in rocky regions
A.A. Zaitsev, M.G. Sokovikh & T.A. Gugushvily

16 Ground improvement

Centrifuge modelling of piled embankments
R. Aslam & E.A. Ellis

3D load transfer in pile-supported earth platforms over soft soils: Centrifuge modeling
G. Baudouin, L. Thorel & G. Rault

Compensation grouting research, the influence of the physical model
A. Bezuijen, A.F. van Tol & M.P.M. Sanders

Performance and observations of model stone column foundations
J.A. Black, V. Sivakumar & A.L. Bell

The uncertainties of using replacement soil for controlling settlement
A.K. Gabr

Underwater vacuum preloading of soft clay using different drain spacings
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A multi-scale analysis method for partially improved ground and its experimental verification
A. Ishikawa, Y. Shamoto, K. Terada & T. Kyoya

Centrifuge tests on column type mixing improved ground with surface improvement
M. Kitazume & K. Maruyama

Performance of foundation formed from hydraulic fill sand by centrifugal modeling
S.H. Liu, G.M. Xu, Z.Y. Cai, J.L. Li & Y.H. Li

1g model test on granular soil columns for ground improvement of very soft soil
F. Rackwitz & M. Schüßler

Compressive behavior of honeycomb modular drainage tanks
M. Rezania, P. Cullen, A.A. Javadi & M.M. Nezhad

Pile-supported earth platforms: Two approaches with physical models
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Evaluation of seismic resistance of pile foundation in composite ground
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Study of a multi-element composite foundation of concrete columns and sand columns
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Centrifuge study on the “set-up” effect induced by sand compaction pile installation
J.T. Yi, S.H. Goh & F.H. Lee

Seismic performance of mixed module columns and rigid inclusions
X. Zhang, P.Y. Foray, Ph. Gotteland, S. Lambert & H. Alsaleh

17 Liquefaction

Effect of permeability on soil-structure response to earthquake lateral loading
L. Gonzalez, D. Lucas, T. Abdoun & R. Dobry

Characteristics of horizontal subgrade reaction of piles in liquefiable sand
S. Imamura

Dynamic stability of oil tank supported by piled-raft foundation on liquefiable sand
S. Imamura, T. Yagi & J. Takemura

Evolution of shear modulus during liquefaction in 1-D centrifuge shaking table tests
C.J. Lee, Y.C. Wei, W.Y. Hung & H.T. Chen

Experimental and numerical verification of earthquake triggered slope failure
L. Li & Y. Hata

Liquefaction and reconsolidation in a 1-g shake-box testing device
D. Rebstock, H. Wienbroer & G. Huber

Measuring shaft friction during earthquakes
M.E. Stringer & S.P.G. Madabhushi

Uplift behaviour of buried structures under strong shaking
T. Tobita, G.-C. Kan & S. Iai

Multidirectional shaking table tests on model piles in saturated sand
T.S. Ueng & C.H. Chen

18 Environmental geotechnics

Effect of sheet pile on contamination transport through the soil
A.M. Basha, I. Rashwan, A. El Nimr & A.K. Gabr

New thermal cell for measuring thermal conductivity of soils
S.S. Hamuda, M. Rouainia & B.G. Clarke

Centrifuge techniques and apparatus for transport experiments in porous media
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Cyclic behaviour of iron mining tailings using centrifuge mini-CPT tests
H.P.G. Motta, M.S.S. Almeida, J.G.A. Pequeno, J.R.M.S. Oliveira & T.J. Espósito

Testing of an expansive clay in a centrifuge permeameter
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Physical modelling for ecological geotechnics
S. Sassa & Y. Watabe

Effect of geogrid reinforcement on the deformation behavior of landfill covers
B.V.S. Viswanadham & S. Rajesh

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