Validation of measured 2D deformations

Jinyuan Liu, Magued Iskander

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The modeling capacity of transparent soils was studied by comparing 2D soil deformations under a model footing on silica gel and on sand. General agreement between deformation in silica gel and sand was found in almost every aspect. Non-intrusive measurements of deformation inside a soil model were also realized by cross-correlating speckle images generated by interaction of laser light and transparent synthetic soils. These results presented in this chapter validate the premise that synthetic transparent soils are a suitable surrogate for natural soils in model studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModelling with Transparent soils
EditorsMagued Iskander
Number of pages45
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
ISSN (Print)1866-8755
ISSN (Electronic)1866-8763

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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