The International Workshop on Frontiers for Hypergravity Experiments and Model Tests was sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Geotechnical Modeling / NHERI facility with support from the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Commitee on Physical Modeling in Geotechnics. The objectives of the workshop were to: (1) identify and make the case for new, underutilized, and emerging areas of research across engineering and the sciences that might benefit from the use of a centrifuge, and (2) identify the facility and instrumentation needs for these new areas. Visit the workshop website (cgm.engr.ucdavis.edu) for background materials, presentation PDFs, and video clips of presentations.
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.
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.
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.
Photograph: participants in the 2nd Centrifuge Users Workshop gather by the 9m radius centrifuge