oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - A geotechnical centrifuge for TUKS
|Article Title||A geotechnical centrifuge for TUKS|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Mar 1977|
|Pages||46 - 48|
|Keyword(s)||University of Pretoria|
The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria has recently been awarded a grant from the National Research Foundation (NRF) to acquire a geotechnical centrifuge. Geotechnical centrifuges are used to accelerate soil models to create a stress field in the model analogous to that occurring in the full-scale situation being modelled. At present there are approximately 110 geotechnical centrifuges around the world and only one in Africa, namely at Mansoura University in Egypt.
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