Centrifuge modeling testing and multiscale analysis of cemented sand and gravel (CSG) dams

Chen J., Cai X., Lale E., Yang J., Cusatis G.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, vol.223, pp.605-615, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 223
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.06.218
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.605-615
  • Keywords: Centrifuge modeling test, Lattice Discrete Particle Model (LDPM), Cemented sand and gravel (CSG) dam, Mathematical homogenization, Coarse Graining (CG), Multiscale analysis, DISCRETE PARTICLE MODEL, HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONCRETE, MECHANICAL-BEHAVIOR, DEFORMATION CHARACTERISTICS, SIMULATION, STRENGTH, FRACTURE, HOMOGENIZATION, COLUMNS, LDPM
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Cemented sand and gravel (CSG) dams have become quite popular in recent times but research focusing on their mechanical behavior is still hard to find in the literature. This paper presents an experimental and computational study, which combines centrifuge modeling tests and multiscale simulations. A centrifuge modeling test was carried out to investigate the deformation characteristics of CSG dams under self-weight stabilization and water storage conditions. The test results show that the gravity settlement dominates the deformation of the tested dam model.