Upgrading of Geotechnical Centrifuge at DTU

  • Foged, Niels Nielsen (Project Manager)
  • Christiansen, Poul Linnert (Project Participant)
  • Bagge, Gunnar (Project Participant)
  • Fuglsang, Leif D (Project Participant)
  • Lemmé, Finn (Project Participant)
  • Michailoff, Boris (Project Participant)
  • Thygesen, Ejvind (Project Participant)

    Project Details

    Description

    In 1976 a geotechnical centrifuge was established by the Danish Engineering Academy at Building 373, DTU. The facility has an effective radius of 2.3m, which may impose 80 gravities on a model package up to 1250kg. The internal dimensions of the model containers are LxWxH=700x500x700mm for the cubic container and DxH=530x500mm for the cylindrical container. The facility has been used currently since for model testing of i.e. pile groups, offshore constructions and soil-structure interaction.
    In 1998 the Department of Geology and Geotechnical Engineering in cooperation with the Department of Applied Civil and Environmental Engineering received funding from Corrit-Fonden for an upgrading of 550000 DKK. The upgrading involving the electro-mechanical system, advanced data acquisition and digital video registration of the tests are prsently in its final phase. By March 1999 the upgraded facility is available for education, basic and contract research projects.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date21/04/1998 → …