Accession Number : ADA213793


Title :   A Literature Review of Geotechnical Centrifuge Modeling with Particular Emphasis on Rock Mechanics


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Dec 1986


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Joseph, P G ; Einstein, H H ; Whitman, R V


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a213793.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 119


Abstract : 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.


Descriptors :   *ROCK MECHANICS , *CENTRIFUGES , MODELS , HISTORY , SOILS , SIZES(DIMENSIONS) , CONTRAST , LITERATURE SURVEYS


Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE