Shepley, P and Bolton, MD (2013) Water supply to a geotechnical centrifuge. International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 13. pp. 99-110. ISSN 1346-213XFull text not available from this repository.
The supply of water to a centrifuge experiment has always been important. This paper details a new system which has been successfully commissioned for use on the geotechnical centrifuge at University of Cambridge. High water pressures and large flow rates were delivered to an experimental package, for the modelling of water injection-aided pile jacking. The practicalities of such a system are discussed in relation to existing alternatives, in addition to the precautions taken to ensure safe centrifuge operation. A method for calculating water pressures in the system away from instrumented locations is also proposed, using a linear relationship between energy per unit volume and the flow rate squared. Experimental data are presented to support these relationships.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Centrifuge modelling/piles & piling|
|Divisions:||Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental|
|Depositing User:||Cron Job|
|Date Deposited:||07 Mar 2014 12:03|
|Last Modified:||26 Jan 2015 04:09|