Centrifuge modelling in the undergraduate curriculum - a 5 year reflection

J. A. Black, S. M. Bayton, A. Cargill, Alireza Tatari

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Abstract

A summary overview of 5 years working with a small scale teaching centrifuge at the University of Sheffield is presented. Various geotechnical design problems have been successfully performed throughout this period, including classic slope stability, bearing capacity failure and tunnelling examples. The opportunity to experimentally explore the theoretical content taught in lectures has had a very positive impact on student learning in the undergraduate curriculum. The authors advocate there is an immediate need for greater adoption of experimental based observation/demonstration, either conducted at 1g or Ng, to be embedded within the geotechnical undergraduate curriculum to enrich and deepen the student learning experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysical Modelling in Geotechnics, Volume 1: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom
EditorsAndrew McNamara, Sam Divall, Richard Goodey, Neil Taylor, Sarah Stallebrass, Jignasha Panchal
PublisherCRC Press Inc
Pages533-538
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780429438660
ISBN (Print)9781138344198
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2018
EventPhysical Modelling in Geotechnics: the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - City, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jul 201820 Jul 2018
Conference number: 9

Conference

ConferencePhysical Modelling in Geotechnics
Abbreviated titleICPMG 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period17/07/1820/07/18

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