# Physical Modelling in Geotechnics

(
Takemura Jiro
Takahashi Akihiro
)

Fri 3-4Session M112

Credits Lecture:2 Exercise:0 Experiment:0 / code:61061

Update syllabus：2012/9/21

Update lecture notes : 2012/10/15

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Fall Semester

- Outline of lecture
- This course covers scaling laws and modeling considerations for physical modeling in geotechnical problems both for static and dynamic conditions with laboratory exercises.

01.Introduction

02.Similitude and modeling principle

03.Design of physical model and model ground preparation

04.Model planning and measurement strategy

05.Sensors

06.Recent development in physical modeling

07.Modeling exercise - Purpose of lecture
- To learn fundamental knowledge and techniques related to physical modeling in geotechnical boundary value problems, including similitude, principles of measurement and test program strategy and to understand the usefuless of physical modeling through lectures and modeling exercise with presentations and discussions.
- Plan of lecture
- 1. Introduction + visit Tokyo Tech geotechnical centrifuge facilities

2. Similitude and modeling principles

3. Design of physical model and model ground preparation

4. Modeling exercise 1: preparation of dry sand model ground in a mould

5. Measurements strategy and sensors

6. Modeling exercise 2: Bearing capacity of shallow foundation on dry sand

7. Modeling exercise 2: continue

8. Recent development in physical modeling - static problems

9. Presentation of exercise results and discussion - Exercises 1 & 2

10. Recent development in physical modeling - dynamic problems

11. Modeling exercise 3: Response of a single pile in sand during earthquake

or under cyclic lateral loading (1G model or centrifuge model ): Proposal

12. Modeling exercise 3: contitue

13. Modeling exercise 3: continue

14. Presentation of exercise results and discussion - Exercise 3

15. Examination - Textbook and reference
- Handouts on each topic will be provided by lecture.

Reference:

Geotechnical Centrifuge Technology(Blackie Academic & Professional) - Related and/or prerequisite courses
- None
- Evaluation
- Assignments, Exercise & Examination