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Centrifugal modelling : a remedy of scaling error effect in geotechnical modelling?

Nazir, Ramli (1994) Centrifugal modelling : a remedy of scaling error effect in geotechnical modelling? Jurnal Kejuruteraan Awam, 7 (1). 36 - 47. ISSN 0128-0147

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Abstract

Serious scaling effect has been overlooked since the concept of modelling technique was introduced. Even though dimensional analysis is the best tool when relating the model-prototype however, the scaling of stresses needs yet to be justified. This paper demonstrates the presence of scaling effect by comparing 3 model studies based on a centrifugal and conventional small model test using sand as an embedment media. This enables potential errors in direct extrapolation of the latter to field scale to be evaluated.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:centrifuge, scaling effect, prototype, model, conventional, stress
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:27857
Deposited By: Nurul Asilah Mahmood
Deposited On:10 Aug 2012 02:16
Last Modified:10 Aug 2012 02:16

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