This collection of papers presents a stimulating mix of all aspects of physical modelling in geotechnics.
This book results from the 7th ICPMG meeting in Zurich 2010 and covers a broad range of aspects of physical modelling in geotechnics, linking across to other modelling techniques to consider the entire spectrum required in providing innovative geotechnical engineering solutions.
Topics presented at the conference:
Soil – Structure – Interaction; Natural Hazards; Earthquake Engineering: Soft Soil Engineering; New Geotechnical Physical; Modelling Facilities; Advanced Experimental Techniques; Comparisons between Physical and Numerical Modelling
Specific Topics: Offshore Engineering; Ground Improvement and Foundations; Tunnelling, Excavations and Retaining Structures; Dams and slopes; Process Modelling; Goenvironmental Modelling; Education
1. Keynotes and TC 2 Contributions; 2. Similitude; 3. Physical Modelling Facilities; 4. New Equipment, Sensors and Experimental Techniques; 5. Excavations and Retaining Structures; 6. Tunnels; 7. Pipelines; 8. Shallow Foundations; 9. Single Piles; 10. Pile Groups; 11. Piles under Cyclic and Dynamic Loads; 12. Offshore Systems; 13. Slopes; 14. Dams and Embankments; 15. Natural Hazards and Protection Measures; 16. Ground Improvement; 17. Liquefaction; 18. Environmental Geotechnics