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Centrifuge Testing of Circular and Rectangular Embedded Structures with Base Excitations

Seylabi, Elnaz Esmaeilzadeh and Agapaki, Eva and Pitilakis, Dimitris and Brandenberg, Scott and Stewart, Jonathan P. and Taciroglu, Ertugrul (2019) Centrifuge Testing of Circular and Rectangular Embedded Structures with Base Excitations. Earthquake Spectra, 35 (3). pp. 1485-1505. ISSN 8755-2930. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20191205-105006756

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Abstract

We present data and metadata from a centrifuge testing program that was designed to investigate the seismic responses of buried circular and rectangular culverts. The specimen configurations were based on Caltrans Standard Plans, and the scope of research was to compare the experimental findings with the design method described in the NCHRP Report 611 as well as to formulate preliminary recommendations for Caltrans practice. A relatively flexible pipe and a stiff box-shaped specimen embedded in dense sand were tested in the centrifuge at the Center for Geotechnical Modeling at University of California, Davis and were subjected to a set of broadband and harmonic input motions. Responses were recorded in the soil and in the embedded structures using a dense array of instruments. Measured quantities included specimen accelerations, bending strains, and hoop strains; soil accelerations, shear-wave velocities, settlements, and lateral displacements; and accelerations of the centrifuge's shaking table. This data paper describes the tests and summarizes the generated data, which are archived at DesignSafe.ci.org (DOI: 10.17603/DS2XW9R) and are accessible through an interactive Jupyter notebook.


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Seylabi, Elnaz Esmaeilzadeh0000-0003-0718-372X
Additional Information:© 2019 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Received 2 November 2017; Accepted 22 February 2019. Article first published online: November 28, 2019; Issue published: August 1, 2019. The authors would like to express their thanks to all staff members of the Center for Geotechnical Modeling at University of California, Davis for providing support during the experiment as well as Caltrans Engineers Carl Duan and Peter Lee for their guidance and assistance. The work presented here was funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), United States (Grant Number 65A0561). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Caltrans.
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California Department of Transportation65A0561
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Official Citation:Seylabi, E. E., Agapaki, E., Pitilakis, D., Brandenberg, S., Stewart, J. P., & Taciroglu, E. (2019). Centrifuge Testing of Circular and Rectangular Embedded Structures with Base Excitations. Earthquake Spectra, 35(3), 1485–1505. https://doi.org/10.1193/110717EQS232DP
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