1st Edition

ICPMG2014 – Physical Modelling in Geotechnics Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014 (ICPMG2014), Perth, Australia, 14-17 January 2014

    1366 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG2014) was organised by the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at the University of Western Australia under the auspices of the Technical Committee 104 for Physical Modelling in Geotechnics of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. This quadrennial conference is the traditional focal point for the physical modelling community of academics, scientists and engineers to present and exchange the latest developments on a wide range of physical modelling aspects associated with geotechnical engineering. These proceedings, together with the seven previous proceedings dating from 1988, present an inestimable collection of the technical and scientific developments and breakthroughs established over the last 25 years.

    These proceedings include 10 keynote lectures from scientific leaders within the physical modelling community and 160 peer-reviewed papers from 26 countries. They are organised in 14 themes, presenting the latest developments in physical modelling technology, modelling techniques and sensors, through a wide range of soil-structure interaction problems, including shallow and deep foundations, offshore geotechnics, dams and embankments, excavations and retaining structures and slope stability. Fundamental aspects of earthquake engineering, geohazards, ground reinforcements and improvements, and soil properties and behaviour are also covered, demonstrating the increasing complexity of modelling arising from state-of-the-art technological developments and increased understanding of similitude principles. A special theme on education presents the latest developments in the use of physical modelling techniques for instructing undergraduate and postgraduate students in geotechnical engineering.

    VOLUME 1

    1. Guest lectures

    UWA’s O-tube facilities: Physical modelling of fluid-structure-seabed interaction
    L. Cheng, H. An, C. Luo, T. Brown, S. Draper & D.J. White

    Lessons learnt from centrifuge modelling of sand compaction piles and implications for design
    S.M. Springman

    2. Keynote lectures

    Centrifuge modelling on seismic behaviour of stone architectural heritages
    D.-S. Kim & H.-J. Park

    Laboratory scale modelling for offshore geotechnical problems
    B.W. Byrne

    Principles of physical modelling of unsaturated soils
    B. Caicedo & L. Thorel

    Combined failure mechanisms of geotechnical structures
    T. Tobita & S. Iai

    Physical modelling of instability and flow in loose granular slopes
    W.A. Take

    Advancing geotechnical earthquake engineering knowledge through centrifuge modeling
    D.W. Wilson & J.D. Allmond

    Centrifuge modelling of geotechnical processes in soft ground using pragmatic approaches
    X.F. Ma, Y.J. Hou, Z.Y. Cai & G.M. Xu

    Foundations for offshore wind turbines
    S.K. Haigh

    3. Physical modelling facilities

    The new GeoREF geotechnical beam centrifuge at the University of Alberta, Canada
    G. Zambrano-Narvaez & R.J. Chalaturnyk

    The geotechnical centrifuge facility at the University of Pretoria
    S.W. Jacobsz, E.P. Kearsley & J.H.L. Kock

    An 800 g-tonne geotechnical centrifuge at K-water Institute, Korea
    N.R. Kim, D.S. Park, D.H. Shin & W.S. Jung

    Establishing a 50 g-ton geotechnical centrifuge at the University of Sheffield
    J.A. Black, N. Baker & A. Ainsworth

    Development of a small scale teaching centrifuge
    J.A. Black

    A novel centrifuge permeameter to characterize flow through low permeability strata
    W. Timms, M. Whelan, I. Acworth, D. McGeeney, S. Bouzalakos, R. Crane, J. McCartney & A. Hartland

    Renovation and reoperation of a geotechnical centrifuge at the University of New Hampshire
    M. Ghayoomi & S. Wadsworth

    Performance of horizontal and vertical 2D shaker in IWHR centrifuge
    Y.J. Hou, X.D. Zhang, Z.P. Xu, J.H. Liang & J.S. Li

    Dynamic actuator for soil-structure interaction physical modelling in centrifuge
    M. Cabrera, B. Caicedo & L. Thorel

    Improvement of the IFSTTAR robot control system
    P. Gaudicheau, L. Thorel, A. Néel, Ph. Audrain, C. Lozada & J. Monroy

    Dynamic centrifuge modelling facilities at the University of Dundee and their application to studying seismic case histories
    A.J. Brennan, J.A. Knappett, D. Bertalot, M. Loli, I. Anastasopoulos & M.J. Brown

    Generation of progressive wave in a drum centrifuge
    Z. Wang, Z. Chen & M. Luan

    A compact high-speed image capture system for a drum centrifuge
    S.A. Stanier, J. Breen & D.J. White

    In-flight excavation using a multi-functional four-axis robotic manipulator at NHRI
    G.F. Ren, G.M. Xu, Z.Y. Cai, X.W. Gu, J.Z. Hong, G.B. Ran & X.Y. Yu

    Design and use of a rotating spiral pluviator for creating large sand models
    M.E. Stringer, L. Pedersen, B.D. Nuss & D.W. Wilson

    RPI in-flight two directional earthquake simulator
    I. Sasanakul, T. Abdoun, A. Tessari & J. Lawler

    Physical modelling of SCR in the touchdown zone under three axis motions
    B. Elliott, R. Phillips, A. Macneill & G. Piercey

    The geotechnical beam centrifuge at COPPE centrifuge laboratory
    M.S.S. Almeida, M.C.F. Almeida, P.C. Trejo, K.I. Rammah, J.A. Lukiantchuki, M.P.P. Guimarães & J.R.M.S. Oliveira

    4. Sensor, instrumentation and modelling techniques

    Water supply to a geotechnical centrifuge for pile jetting in sand
    P. Shepley & M.D. Bolton

    Investigation of the spatial distribution of installation effects around stone columns with an electrical needle
    J. Gautray, J. Laue & S.M. Springman

    Full field measurement of liquefied soil on geotechnical centrifuge using digital image correlation
    D. Takano, Y. Morikawa & H. Takahashi

    A two-dimensional miniature cone penetration test system for centrifuge modelling
    Y.-G. Zhou, T. Liang, Y.-M. Chen, D.-S. Ling, L.-G. Kong, Y. Shamoto & A. Ishikawa

    Measurement of soil state variables using Spatial Time Domain Reflectometry (Spatial TDR)
    A. Scheuermann, R. Becker & S. Schlaeger

    Optimal free length of bender and extender elements used for seismic testing in geotechnical centrifuges
    A. Archer & G. Heymann

    A new technique to reconstitute crust layers for model testing
    M.S. Hossain, C.D. O’Loughlin & C. Gaudin

    Boundary corrected calibration of tactile pressure sensors
    A. Tessari, T. Abdoun, I. Sasanakul & E. Wroe

    Surface kinematometry by image processing for geotechnical model tests
    K. Ueno, S. Sreng & K. Kobayashi

    Evaluating the response of new pore pressure transducers for use in dynamic centrifuge tests
    M.E. Stringer, J.D. Allmond, C.J. Proto, D.W. Wilson & B.L. Kutter

    Advances in measuring rotation with MEMS accelerometers
    J.D. Allmond, M. Hakhamaneshi, D.W. Wilson & B.L. Kutter

    Scale modelling of plant root systems using 3-D printing
    T. Liang, J.A. Knappett & A.G. Bengough

    5. Similitude and scaling

    Applicability of the generalized scaling law for fundamental physical properties
    T. Tobita, S. Iai, S. Escoffier & J.L. Chazelas

    Scaling effects in the 1 g modelling of offshore pipeline ploughs
    K.L. Lauder & M.J. Brown

    The effect of radial G-field on the centrifuge modelling
    D.S. Park

    Spatial soil variability as a necessary scaling law for centrifuge modeling
    L. Zhang & L. Zhang

    Using the ‘step zero’ approach to design a centrifuge modelling program
    S.N. Ullah, S.A. Stanier, D.J. White & Y. Hu

    Mesoscale analyses of load distribution mode of caisson during sinking
    B. Mu, Q. Bie & X. Zhao

    Physical and numerical modeling of problems in homogeneous and fractured soft rock masses
    K.J.L. Stone, M. Maquin, D.J. Richards & M. Montouchet

    6. Education

    Pioneers of centrifuge modelling
    W.H. Craig

    Geotechnical instructional centrifuge modeling of stress distribution
    C.J.R. Coccia & J.S. McCartney

    The evolution of a physical modelling course over two decades
    S.M. Springman, J. Laue, R. Herzog & A. El-Hamalawi

    The history of geotechnical centrifuge modeling in Russia
    V.V. Vinogradov, Y.K. Frolovsky & A.A. Zaytsev

    15 years of experience using a physical model exercise in a Masters’ course
    J. Laue, S.M. Springman, J. Gautray, W.F. Morales, M. Iten & A. Arnold

    7. Offshore geotechnics

    Response of monopiles under cyclic lateral loading with a varying loading direction
    C. Rudolph, J. Grabe & B. Bienen

    Simulating cohesive backfills in centrifuge models of subsea pipelines
    W.H. Craig

    Centrifuge modelling of suction caissons under orthogonal double line loading
    M. Burns, M.L. Maynard, W.G. Davids, J. Chung & C. Gaudin

    Rate effects on the uplift capacity of skirted foundations on clay
    X. Li, C. Gaudin, Y. Tian & M.J. Cassidy

    Modelling subsea protection caissons against ice scour
    R. Phillips, G. Piercey, S. Soper, A. Macneill & J. Barrett

    Centrifuge study of the combined bearing capacity of a hybrid foundation system
    N. Cheng, C. Gaudin, M.J. Cassidy & B. Bienen

    Installation of suction caissons in Gulf of Guinea clay
    C. Gaudin, C.D. O’Loughlin, M.S. Hossain, M.F. Randolph & J.-L. Colliat

    Pipeline upheaval buckling in liquefiable soils
    E.S. Williams, B.W. Byrne & A. Blakeborough

    Modelling ice rubble-rock berm interaction
    R. Phillips & K. Chi

    Effect of lattice leg on penetration resistance of spudcan foundations—Physical and numerical modeling
    Y.P. Li, X.Y. Zhang, F.H. Lee, S.H. Goh, J.F. Wu & J.T. Yi

    Model tests of lateral loading for surface pipelines on sand
    Y. Li & B.W. Byrne

    Centrifuge test of a clustered bucket foundation for offshore wind towers
    Y.W. Choo, S. Kim, J.H. Kim, H.Y. Lee, D.S. Kim, D.J. Kim, J.U. Youn, S.H. Jee,
    J. Choi & M.S. Hossain

    The soil stress state surrounding pile during spudcan penetration
    Y. Xie, C.F. Leung, Y.K. Chow & F.C. Chow

    Centrifuge model study of the response of spudcan with lattice leg to rocking
    Y. Yang, F.H. Lee, S.H. Goh, X.Y. Zhang & J.F. Wu

    Model tests on offshore monopile subjected to lateral monotonic and cyclic loading
    B. Zhu, Y.X. Sun, R.P. Chen & Y.-M. Chen

    Responses of sandy seabed under combined waves and current: Turbulent boundary layer and pore-water pressure
    W.G. Qi & F.P. Gao

    Centrifuge modelling and numerical simulation on construction and long-term settlement of reclaimed island
    C.L. Zhang, X.F. Ma, J.Y. Yuan, L.Q. He & X. Zhang

    Centrifuge modelling of system performance of bridge pile foundations subject to vessel collisions
    L. Zhang & S.S.W. Cai

    8. Shallow foundations

    Penetration behavior of ellipse bucket into soft ground in centrifuge
    Z.Y. Cai, G.M. Xu, X.W. Gu, G.F. Ren & J.F. Mao

    Raft above rigid inclusions—centrifuge investigation of complex loading
    M. Blanc, L. Thorel, D. Macé, A. Néel & G. Rault

    Modelling large scale surcharge trials in the geotechnical centrifuge
    S.W. Jacobsz

    Effect of footing shape on the settlement of rectangular and I-shaped rocking shallow foundations
    M. Hakhamaneshi, A.G. Gavras, D.W. Wilson, B.L. Kutter, W. Liu & T.C. Hutchinson

    Dynamic response and settlement behavior of piled raft foundation of oil storage tank
    J. Takemura, S. Seki & M. Yamada

    Isolating shallow foundations from seismic loading
    C.M. Heron, S.K. Haigh & S.P.G. Madabhushi

    Combined load capacity of grillage foundations on loose sand
    L. Tapper, B.W. Byrne & C.M. Martin

    Centrifuge model tests on mechanical behavior of piled raft foundation in sand subjected to horizontal and moment loads
    K. Sawada & J. Takemura

    1 g physical model tests on grillage foundations in clay
    L. Koopman & J. Dijkstra

    Evolution of deformation fields in 1-g model tests of footings on sand
    T.G. Murthy

    Experimental investigation of the rocking response of SDOF systems on sand
    P. Kokkali, T. Abdoun, I. Anastasopoulos, R. Kourkoulis, F. Gelagoti & G. Gazetas

    Observations on bucket foundations under cyclic loading in dense saturated sand
    A. Foglia, L.B. Ibsen, G. Nicolai & L.V. Andersen

    Author index

    VOLUME 2

    9. Deep foundations

    Investigation of the influence of the installation method on the soil plugging behaviour of a tubular pile
    S. Henke & B. Bienen

    Centrifuge testing of monopile in clay under monotonic loads
    B.H. Lau, S.Y. Lam, S.K. Haigh & S.P.G. Madabhushi

    Behavior of pile group response to adjacent tunneling in sand using centrifuge modeling
    I. Boonsiri & J. Takemura

    Forces involved with the extraction of casings used in rotary bored piling
    R.J. Gorasia, A.M. McNamara, A. Bell & T. Suckling

    Reducing the driving force required for installation of tubular piles when using the gyropiler
    A.M. McNamara, R.J. Gorasia, H. Halai & N.S. Phillips

    Set-up effects of piles in sand tested in the centrifuge
    D.A. de Lange, A.F. van Tol, J. Dijkstra, A. Bezuijen & R. Stoevelaar

    Centrifuge modelling of energy foundations in sand
    J.C. Goode III, M. Zhang & J.S. McCartney

    Effect of pile spacing on pile demand for small pile groups in laterally spreading soil
    J.J.M. Haskell, S.P.G. Madabhushi & M. Cubrinovski

    Lateral response of monopiles using centrifuge testing and finite element analysis
    A.E. Haiderali, B.H. Lau, S.K. Haigh & S.P.G. Madabhushi

    Some considerations for modelling of pile installation in sand
    J. Dijkstra & A.B. Lundberg

    Experimental stress analysis in helical pile foundations by the photoelastic method
    J.A. Schiavon, C.H.C. Tsuha & E.R. Esquivel

    Impact of pile geometry on the installation of open-ended press-in piles
    G. Forlati & J.A. Black

    Performance of a model geothermal pile in sand
    C.A. Kramer & P. Basu

    Cyclic loading response of monopile foundations in cohesionless soils
    C.N. Abadie & B.W. Byrne

    Centrifuge modelling of installation effects on helical anchor performance in sand
    C.H.C. Tsuha, N. Aoki, G. Rault, L. Thorel & J. Garnier

    The effect of loading rate on bearing capacity and tensile resistance of piles
    K. Watanabe & O. Kusakabe

    Plugging effect on uplift capacity of pipe-piles installed in loose sand
    R.M. Reis, F. Saboya, D.P. Neves, S. Tibana, A.F. Manhães & A.C.S. Pereira

    Modelling of jacked piles in centrifuge
    F.B. d’Arezzo, S.K. Haigh & Y. Ishihara

    Centrifuge model test on pile group foundations subject to negative friction and differential settlement
    S. Teramoto, M. Kimura & T. Boonyatee

    Review of design models for lateral cyclic loading of monopiles in sand
    W. Li, K. Gavin, D. Igoe & P. Doherty

    Centrifuge testing of monopiles subject to cyclic lateral loading
    P.B. Kirkwood & S.K. Haigh

    Behaviour of pile above tunnel in clay
    E. Hartono, C.F. Leung, R.F. Shen, Y.K. Chow, Y.S. Ng, H.T. Tan & C.J. Hua

    Lateral pressure on piles due to horizontal soil movement—1 g model tests on single piles and pile rows
    J. Bauer, H.-G. Kempfert & O. Reul

    Centrifuge modelling of non-displacement piles and pile groups under lateral loading in layered soils
    A.M. Marshall, C.M. Cox, R. Salgado & M. Prezzi

    10. Dams and embankments

    Investigation of the backward erosion mechanism in small scale experiments
    V.M. van Beek, K. Vandenboer, H.M. van Essen & A. Bezuijen

    Piled embankment on soft soil reinforced with geosynthetic
    R. Girout, M. Blanc, L. Thorel & D. Dias

    Centrifuge modelling of a self-regulating foundation system for embankments on soft soils
    O. Detert, D. König & T. Schanz

    Physical modeling embankment on peat foundation with reinforcing of the wooden piles
    A.A. Zaytsev

    Dynamic centrifuge model tests on culvert embankment with perpendicular wall in culvert longitudinal direction
    Y. Sawamura, K. Kishida & M. Kimura

    Full-scale testing of piping prevention measures: Three tests at the IJkdijk
    A.R. Koelewijn, G. de Vries, H. van Lottum, U. Förster, V.M. van Beek & A. Bezuijen

    Three dimensional centrifuge modeling test of high CFRD in a narrow valley
    X. Zeping, H. Yujing & L. Jianhui

    11. Excavations, retaining structures and underground construction

    Variation of the coefficient of lateral earth pressure with deformation for cohesionless backfills
    A. Altunbas, M. Abzal, A.T. Gezgin & O. Cinicioglu

    Centrifuge model tests on the connecting form between cutoff wall and composite geomembrane of cofferdam
    B. Li, Y.H. Cheng & Z.L. Cheng

    Centrifuge modeling for I-wall retrofit studies
    W. Vanadit-Ellis & M.K. Sharp

    Physical model of a rigid retaining wall under translation mode and its variation of arch action in backfill material with interface friction
    T. Pipatpongsa, M.H. Khosravi & J. Takemura

    Centrifugal model test on the at-rest coefficient of lateral earth pressure in unsaturated soils
    J.S. Li, Y.C. Xing & Y.J. Hou

    Centrifugal modeling of shallow tunnels in heterogeneous soils
    G. Muñoz & B. Caicedo

    Centrifuge modelling tests of geocell gravity retaining structures
    D. Gómez, B. Caicedo & N. Estrada

    An investigation of perpendicularly crossing twin-tunnel interaction
    T. Boonyarak, C.W.W. Ng & D. Mašín

    Seismic behavior of inverted T-shape flexible retaining walls via dynamic centrifuge
    S.B. Jo, J.G. Ha, M.T. Yoo, Y.W. Choo & D.S. Kim

    The influence of a time delay between sequential tunnel constructions
    S. Divall, R.J. Goodey & R.N. Taylor

    Centrifuge model test of ground upheaval caused by the rising of groundwater level and its effect on shield tunnel
    S. Sreng, T. Kusaka, H. Tanaka, H. Sugiyama & T. Ito

    Test development for the investigation of soil disaggregation during slurry tunnelling
    N.S. Phillips, S.E. Stallebrass, R.J. Goodey & S.A. Jefferis

    Centrifuge modelling of effects of shield tunnels on existing tunnels in soft clay
    X.F. Ma, X.F. Tian, J.S. Wang & L. Yu

    Seismic response of a cut-and-cover underground structure in dry sand: Centrifuge modeling
    K.M. Gillis, S. Dashti, Y.M.A. Hashash & M.I.R. Arduz

    12. Earthquake engineering

    1-g shaking table tests on mitigation of seismic subsidence of structures
    R. Rasouli, I. Towhata & T. Hayashida

    Centrifuge modelling of earthquake-induced submarine landslide and its gravity flow transition
    H. Takahashi, S. Sassa & Y. Morikawa

    Effects of ground motion intensity parameters on soil-foundation-structure-interaction and site response
    M. Ghayoomi & S. Dashti

    Seismic earth pressure reduction on gravity retaining walls using EPS geofoam
    S.M. Dasaka, T.N. Dave, V.K. Gade & V.B. Chauhan

    Shaking table testing of retrofitted 3-storey building
    I. Anastasopoulos, V. Drosos & N. Antonaki

    Centrifuge modeling of seismic liquefaction effects on adjacent shallow foundations
    A.S.P.S. Marques, P.A.L.F. Coelho, S.K. Haigh & G. Madabhushi

    Seismic soil structure interaction: A parametric study on shallow foundations
    S. Escoffier & J.L. Chazelas

    Seismic performance of pile foundation with reinforcement of steel sheet-piles in sand
    X. Zhang & J. Takemura

    Centrifuge model tests on the measurement of impact energy on bridge pier foundations embedded in sand
    B.V.S. Viswanadham, A. Guha, B.V. Sudarshan, S. Kundu & D. Bhattacherjee

    Stiffness matching of model reinforced concrete for centrifuge modelling of soil-structure interaction
    A.H. Al-Defae & J.A. Knappett

    Use of Ricker wavelet ground motions as an alternative to push-over testing
    M. Loli, I. Anastasopoulos, J.A. Knappett & M.J. Brown

    Effect of liquefaction duration on ground progressive failure under 2-D biased load
    A. Ishikawa, Y. Shamoto, H. Mano, Y.-G. Zhou, T. Liang & Y.-G. Li

    13. Ground improvement and reinforcement

    Centrifuge modelling of the ground reaction curve of fibre reinforced soil
    C.M. Cox, A.M. Marshall & D. Wanatowski

    Centrifuge modelling of saturated fibre-reinforced sand
    K. Wang & A.J. Brennan

    Centrifuge modelling of Ultra Thin Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements (UTCRCP)
    E.P. Kearsley, W.J. vd M. Steyn & S.W. Jacobsz

    The behaviour of weakly cemented sand beams spanning over openings
    W.P. Bronkhorst & S.W. Jacobsz

    Centrifuge model tests on failure pattern of cement treated ground
    M. Kitazume & T. Takeyama

    Centrifuge model tests on the performance of soil-nailed shoring system
    S. Kundu & B.V.S. Viswanadham

    1 g axisymmetrical physical modeling of a rigid inclusion load transfer mattress system
    A.Q. Dinh, J. Canou & J.-C. Dupla

    Geogrid—reinforced soil parameters in field and pullout tests
    V.V. Vinogradov, A.A. Zaytsev, Y.K. Frolovsky & A.N. Kostousov

    Comparison of ground improvement on double porosity soil: A centrifuge study of pore pressure response
    E. Pooley, S.M. Springman & J. Laue

    Centrifuge model tests on geogrid reinforced soil walls with marginal backfills
    S. Balakrishnan & B.V.S. Viswanadham

    Some studies on the performance of geocomposite reinforced slopes subjected to rainfall
    D. Bhattacherjee & B.V.S. Viswanadham

    Evaluation of the effect for a liquefaction countermeasure using enlarged spacing of the lattice shaped ground improvement method by centrifuge model test and its FE analysis
    Y. Okochi, H. Miki, S. Sreng, K. Kobayashi & M. Makino

    14. Geohazards

    A comparison of internal and external flow behaviour of laboratory-scale debris flows
    J.J. Bird & E.T. Bowman

    Modelling for the design of passive protection measures against rock fall
    G. Gottardi, L. Govoni, A. Mentani, C. Gentilini & F. Ubertini

    Pore pressure responses of a buried blast in saturated sand
    C.H. Yeo, S.H. Goh, S. Anand & T.B. Soh

    Understanding subsidence consequences on masonry structures using large small-scale physical modeling
    L. Nghiem, M. Al Heib & F. Emeriault

    15. Slope stability

    Modelling slope failures by ‘gravity turn-on’
    W.H. Craig

    Effect of bedrock shape and drainage properties on the stability of slopes
    A. Askarinejad, J. Laue & S.M. Springman

    A combined study of centrifuge and full scale models on failure of seismically damaged slopes
    S. Tamate, T. Hori, C. Mikuni & N. Suemasa

    Centrifuge modeling of dynamic response in slopes
    J. Dafni & J. Wartman

    On the seepage-induced failure of vegetation-stabilised slopes
    A. Takahashi, K. Nakamura & S. Liktilersuang

    16. Soil properties and behaviour

    Arching effect in a granular soil subjected to monotonic or cyclic loading: Kinematic analysis
    O. Jenck, G. Combe, F. Emeriault & A. De Pasquale

    Physical modeling of clay mixtures with large particles
    C. Lozada, B. Caicedo & L.E. Vallejo

    Physical modeling of soil uncertainty
    L.X. Garzón, B. Caicedo, M. Sánchez-Silva & K.K. Phoon

    Change in local void ratio distribution of sand as a function of aging time
    M.R. Muszynski & R.J. Hodek

    The physical modeling of canal lining interaction behavior on expansive soil
    M.H. Bonab & F.B. Sarand

    Meso-mechanism analysis of soil arching in composite foundation
    X. Zhao, X. Zhu & W. Gong

    Measurement of post-earthquake strength of liquefiable soils in centrifuge models
    I. Anderson, M.M. Dewoolkar, J. Hargy & P. de Alba

    The use of CPT and Vs for assessment of saturated soil deposits in the centrifuge
    W. El-Sekelly, T. Abdoun & R. Dobry

    Miniature cone tip resistance on silty sand in centrifuge model tests
    J.H. Kim, S.R. Kim, H.Y. Lee, Y.W. Choo, D.S. Kim & D.J. Kim

    Consolidation characteristics of tailings using a high-g bench-top centrifuge
    J.S. Sharma

    Author index


    Christophe Gaudin is a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems. Professor Gaudin has a vast experience on geotechnical physical modelling, serving on the editorial board of the International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, and as core member since 2006 and Chairman since 2010 of the ISSMGE's Technical Committee on Geotechnical Physical Modelling. He has authored more than 120 technical papers over the last 10 years, presenting physical modelling developments and applications for a wide range of geotechnical problems, including retaining structures, offshore anchoring systems and foundation. He has been managing the two geotechnical centrifuges at the University of Western Australia since 2003 providing innovative technical solutions for both research and industry, for which he has delivered 7 conference keynotes and has won 3 awards, including the ICE Bishop Medal.
    David White holds the Shell EMI Chair in Offshore Engineering at the University of Western Australia. Professor White has authored more than 180 technical papers including 8 conference keynotes, related to foundations, pipelines and anchoring. He is a strong proponent of geotechnical physical modelling, serving as Secretary of the ISSMGE's Technical Committee on Geotechnical Physical Modelling since 2005. His publications have won 6 awards, including the Telford Premium, the Bishop Medal and the BGA Prize (three times). He was named the 2011 Western Australian Early Career Scientist of the Year and his research projects have attracted 6 industry awards. Professor White acts as a consultant to industry through the Perth-based firm, Advanced Geomechanics, and he has served on the editorial boards of three journals and on two ISO standard committees.