Workshops

 

The UC Davis NHERI Experimental Facility hosted the 4th Centrifuge Users Workshop on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the University of California at Davis. The workshop inlcuded tours and lectures by UC Davis personnel that addressed the capabilities of the centrifuge facility, various research opportunities and challenges, guidance on preparing research proposals, and details about planning, budgeting, and scheduling of experimental programs. Talks were also given by Joy Pauschke of NSF and Joel Conte at the UC San Diego NHERI Experimental Facility. Breakout sessions provided opportunities for discussion of specific research details or questions posed by participants. The program, with links to PDFs of presentations where applicable, was as follows. 

  • Introductions and UC Davis facility (Ross Boulanger and Dan Wilson) (PDF)
  • Facility tour (Dan Wilson, Bruce Kutter, Ross Boulanger, and various researchers)
  • Using the centrifuge in research projects (Ross Boulanger) (PDF)
  • Principles of centrifuge modeling (Bruce Kutter) (PDF)
  • Lunch panel & discussion (PDF)
  • Proposal planning and NHERI (Dan Wilson) (PDF)
  • UC San Diego Shaking Table (Joel Conte) (PDF)
  • Working with NSF (Joy Pauschke) (PDF)
  • Introduction to sensors and data acquisition (Dan Wilson) (PDF)
  • Break out sessions (Ross  Boulanger, Bruce Kutter, Dan Wilson)
  • Concluding remarks and workshop evaluation forms

The 3rd Centrifuge Users Workshop was held on May 18, 2018 at the University of California, Davis, CA. Information presented at the workshop included the following presentations.

  • Introduction (Ross Boulanger and Dan Wilson) (PDF)
  • Tour and poster session (Dan Wilson and various researchers)
  • Principles of centrifuge modeling (Bruce Kutter) (PDF)
  • Lunch panel session on experiences of new faculty (Katerina Ziotopoulou and Alejandro Martinez)
  • CPT and liquefaction example (Ross Boulanger and Kate Darby) (PDF)
  • Research planning (Jason DeJong) (PDF)
  • Working with NSF (Joy Pauschke) (PDF)
  • Proposal budget and planning (Dan Wilson) (PDF)
  • Breakout session A: soil structure interaction (Bruce Kutter) (PDF)
  • Breakout session B: liquefaction (Ross Boulanger) (PDF)
  • Concluding remarks and workshop evaluation forms

The 2nd Centrifuge Users Workshop was held on May 12, 2017 at the University of California, Davis, CA. Information presented at the workshop included the following presentations.

The 1st Centrifuge Users' Workshop was held on January 22, 2016. Information presented at that workshop included the following PDFs.  

Participants in the 2017 Centrifuge Users' Workshop

Photograph: participants in the 2nd Centrifuge Users Workshop gather by the 9m radius centrifuge