Centrifuge Model Test of a Bamboo Crib Wall

  • Madhu Sudan AcharyaEmail author
  • Wei Wu
  • Michael Auer
  • Lothar te Kamp
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


Centrifuge testing is particularly suitable to model geotechnical processes and events because the increase in centrifugal force creates stresses in the model that are equivalent to gravitational force acting on the much larger prototype. The mechanisms of failure and the stresses observed in the model tests are generally the realistic representation of the actual ground movements and accumulation of stresses on prototype. Crib retaining walls made of different materials are used as special form of gravity walls in stabilizing slopes. The centrifuge test results of a model crib retaining wall made of mini bamboo sticks are reported in this paper. The centrifuge model test results are similar to the field test results of concrete crib walls.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madhu Sudan Acharya
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wei Wu
    • 1
  • Michael Auer
    • 2
  • Lothar te Kamp
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für GeotechnikUniversität für BodenkulturViennaAustria
  2. 2.J. Krismer Handels GmbHRumAustria
  3. 3.ITASCA Consultants GmbHGelsenkirchenGermany

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