Published on January 8, 2018
On 14-15 December 2017, the Center for Geotechnical Modeling at UC Davis hosted 90 researchers and practitioners from around the world for a workshop on LEAP (Liquefaction Experiments and Analysis Projects).
Nine different centrifuge facilities (from the US, Japan, China, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, the UK and France) performed an unprecedented coordinated series of 23 centrifuge model tests to define the correlation between lateral spreading, density and earthquake shaking intensity for a submerged slope.
Twelve different teams (from the US, Canada, Italy, Colombia, China and Japan) performed advanced numerical simulations of the model tests. The experiment teams, simulation teams, and guests from other universities and private industry participated in the two-day workshop where the simulations were compared to the experiments.
The CGM hosted tours of the centrifuge as well as a post-workshop meeting of the experimenters. The American PI’s of LEAP – Majid Manzari (GWU), Mourad Zeghal (RPI), and Bruce Kutter (UC Davis) -- are funded by NSF grants CMMI 1635307, CMMI 1635524 and CMMI 1635040.
See photo highlights of the event on the CGM Facebook group.