Full scale laminar box for 1-g physical modelling of liquefaction

S. Thevanayagam, Q. Huang, M. C. Constantinou, T. Abdoun, R. Dobry

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Abstract

Brief details of a 1-g full scale laminar box system capable of simulating the liquefaction phenomenon of saturated loose soil deposit up to 6 m deep are presented. The internal dimensions of the box are 5 m in length and 2.74 m in width. The system consists of a two dimensional laminar box made of 40 rectangular laminates stacked on top of each other supported by high capacity and very low friction bearings, a base shaker sitting on the strong floor, two high speed actuators mounted on the rigid blocks, a dense instrumentation array and a close loop hydraulic filling system for building loose sand deposit. Intricate details of the system are presented and its capabilities are illustrated using a recent shake test leading up to liquefaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhysical Modelling in Geotechnics
EditorsAndrew McNamara, Sam Divall, Richard Goodey, Neil Taylor, Sarah Stallebrass, Jignasha Panchal
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages519-524
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138559752
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 17 2018Jul 20 2018

Publication series

NamePhysical Modelling in Geotechnics
Volume1

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period7/17/187/20/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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