The UC Davis NHERI Experimental Facility hosted the 3rd Centrifuge Users Workshop on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the University of California at Davis. The workshop inlcuded tours and lectures by UC Davis personnel and outside users 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. 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. 

  • Introduction (Ross Boulanger and Dan Wilson) (PDF)
  • Tour and poster session (Dan Wilson and various reseasrchers)
  • 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