Bruce L. Kutter

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We present a system that visualizes displacement, acceleration, and strain that were measured during an earthquake simulation experiment in a geotechnical centrifuge. Our visualization tool starts by reading the data describing experiment setup and displaying this data along with icons for the sensors used during data acquisition. Different sensor types(More)
Research supported by the California Department of Transportation under contract 59A0162. The contents of this report reflect the views of the authors who are responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the State of California or the Federal Highway(More)
A PEER-sponsored workshop on the nonlinear cyclic load-deformation behavior of shallow foundations was held at UC Davis on March 5, 2003. This report contains all of the documents distributed for discussion prior to that workshop and closes with a summary chapter based on workshop discussions. • To disseminate a summary of research findings from the PEER(More)
Advances in data volume associated with sensor and data acquisition technology and the increased complexity and value of model test data make it clear that there is a real need to implement better, flexible, and more general standards for archiving data. The new standards should make it easy to create, edit, share, query, and search through databases and(More)
SUMMARY The Center for Geotechnical Modeling at UC Davis operates a 9.1-m radius geotechnical centrifuge equipped with a 2 m x 1 m servo-hydraulic shaking table. This equipment has been used in geotechnical earthquake engineering research since 1994. In October 2000, UC Davis was selected as a host equipment site on the National Science Foundation's George(More)
The goal of this research is to address concerns about the suitability of using rocking shallow foundations for bridges. The research quantifies how combined moment, shear and axial loading affect behavior rocking behavior and illustrates the beneficial energy dissipation and self-centering characteristics that shallow foundations can introduce to the(More)
This report presents the results of six large-scale centrifuge model tests that were performed to study the effects of relative density and thickness of the sand layer on the amount of settlement and lateral spreading of liquefied soils. The models included a " river " channel with clay flood banks underlain by layers of loose and dense sand of variable(More)
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