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Seismic Isolation of Earth Retaining Structures using EPS Geofoam a?? Centrifuge Testing
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Experiment-2: 10% EPS Geofoam Inclusion
Experiment Type: Centrifuge
Description: This is a dynamic centrifuge test of a set of flexible retaining walls with sandy backfill. The objective of the test is to measure earth pressures and strains on the retaining walls, settlement of the backfill and accelerations throughout the model and then compare these results to another test where a layer of EPS has been added between the walls and the backfill. This will allow us to test the seismic isolation efficiency of EPS geofoam.
Dates: March 21, 2011 - March 29, 2011
Facility: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States
Equipment: View Details
Specimen Type: Retaining Wall (view)
Material: Backfill Backfill (view)
EPS inclusion EPS inclusion (view)
Sensors: Accelerometers
Strain Gauge
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Tags (keywords):
  1. earth pressures
  2. retaining wall
  3. seismic isolation
  4. EPS geofoam
Cite this work:
Kimberly Lamote, Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Anthony Tessari, Inthuorn Sasanakul (2013). "10% EPS Geofoam Inclusion", Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (distributor), Dataset, DOI:10.4231/D31V5BD3X