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Centrifuge Tests for Static and Seismic Soil-Culvert-Interaction (SCI) of Square Box Culvert Inside Dry Cohesionless Soil
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Experiment-2: Test 2: Thick Box Culvert in 50% relative Density sand
Experiment Type: Centrifuge
Description: In this test, the soil culvert interaction was investegated under static and seismic loads. The static loads were comes from the weight of the soil as case A and surface strip foundation of 50 kPa right on top of culvert position as case B and the surface strip foundation of 100 kPa as case C. In all the cases, the model run up to 60g and then the static data were collected. After reaching 60g, cases A and C were shaked with 3 earthquakes with different PGA values. The total number of shakings was 7 for each case. In this test, the Alumnium specimens were used to model the box culvert and the strip foundation, while the soil was a dry Nevada sand. The box culvert used in this test was a thick one (1/4 inch thick) and the relative density of the sand was 50%.
Dates: June 10, 2010 to Present
Facility: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States
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Specimen Type: Culvert, Foundation and Sand
Material: Nevada Sand Nevada Sand (view)
Box Culvert Box Culvert (view)
Foundation Foundation (view)
Sensors: Sensors for Test 2
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  1. Centrifuge testing
Cite this work:
Osama Abuhajar, Hesham Naggar, Tim Newson (2014). "Test 2: Thick Box Culvert in 50% relative Density sand", Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (distributor), Dataset, DOI:10.4231/D3HH6C59C