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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Dynamic Geotechnical Testing II
By
RJ Ebelhar
RJ Ebelhar
1
RUST E&I
?
11785 Highway Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241
;
symposium chairman and editor
.
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VP Drnevich
VP Drnevich
2
Purdue University
?
1284 Civil Engineering Building, West Lafayette, IN 47907
;
symposium co-chairman and editor
.
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BL Kutter
BL Kutter
3
University of California
Department of Civil Engineering,
Davis, CA 95616
;
symposium co-chairman and editor
.
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-1877-5
ISBN:
978-0-8031-1877-5
No. of Pages:
438
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1994

As part of the VELACS (VErification of Liquefaction Analysis Using Centrifuge Studies) Project, a series of dynamic centrifuge model tests were duplicated at different Universities (U.C. Davis, UC Berkeley, Caltech, Cambridge, Colorado, MIT, Princeton, and RPI) to assess the repeatability of the test results and to provide a data base for a Class A (before the event) type prediction of the test results. This paper will present the results obtained on different centrifuges, the evaluation of the repeatability of the results, and discussions on the usefulness of the results for the validation of constitutive models and numerical procedures. The experience and lessons learnt from this practice show that standardization of dynamic centrifuge modeling is very important in order to achieve repeatability of test results. The results presented here are based on the materials published in a Proceedings of the VELACS Symposium.

1.
Arulanandan
,
K.
,
Anandarajah
,
A.
and
Abghari
,
A.
,
1983
, “
Centrifuge Modeling Soil Liquefaction Susceptibility
,”
Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE
, Vol.
109
, No.
3
, pp.281–300, March.
2.
Arulanandan
,
K.
,
Yogachandran
,
C.
,
Muraleetharan
,
K.K.
,
Kutter
,
B.L.
,
Chang
,
G.S.
,
1988
, “
Seismically Induced Flow Slides on the Centrifuge
, ”
Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE
, Technical Notes, Vol.
114
, No.
12
, pp.1442–1449, Dec.
3.
Arulanandan
,
K.
and
Scott
,
R.F.
,
1993
, “
Project VELACS — Control Test Results
Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE
, Vol.
119
, No.
8
, pp.1276–1292.
4.
Arulanandan
,
K.
and
Manzari
,
T.M.
,
1992
, “
Liquefaction Analysis of Stratified Soil Layers: A Verification of Coupled Stress-Flow Approach
”, Proceedings of the Tenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering,
Madrid, Spain
, July, pp.1349–1353.
5.
Heidari
,
M.
and
James
,
R.G.
,
1982
, “
Centrifuge Modelling of Earthquake-Induced Liquefaction in a Column of Sand
,”
Proc. Conf. on Soil Dynamic and Earthquake Engineering
,
1
, pp.271–281.
6.
Hushmand
,
B.
,
Crouse
,
C.B.
,
Martin
,
G.R.
, and
Scott
,
R.F.
,
1987
, “
Site Response and Liquefaction Studies Involving the Centrifuge
,” Proc. Conf. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering,
Princeton
, pp. 3–25,
Elsevier Press
.
7.
Kutter
,
B.L.
,
1984
, “
Earthquake Deformation of Centrifuge Model Banks
,”
Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE
, Vol.
110
, No.
12
, Dec, pp.1697–1714.
8.
Roth
,
W.H.
,
Scott
,
R.F.
, and
Cundall
,
P.A.
,
1986
, “
Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of a Centrifuge Model Embankment
,”
Proc. 3rd U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
,
1
, pp.505–516.
9.
Schofield
,
A.N.
,
1980
, “
Cambridge Geotechnical Centrifuge Operations
,”
Geotechnique
 0016-8505 
30
(
3
), pp.227–268.
10.
Scott
,
R.F.
,
1983
, “
Centrifuge Model Testing at Caltech
,”
Jour. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
,
2
(
4
), pp.188–198.
11.
VELACS Laboratory Testing Program Soil Data Report
, prepared for
the National Science Foundation by the Earth Technology Corporation
,
1992
.
12.
VELACS Check Tests, Documentation of the Results
, report prepared for
the National Science Foundation by the Earth TechnologyCorporation
,
1992
.
13.
Zeng
,
X.
and
Steedman
,
R.S.
,
1993
, “
On Behavior of Quay Walls in Earthquakes
Geotechnique
 0016-8505 
43
No.
3
, pp417–431.
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