Centrifuge testing of clay 3D-printed form-found arches subjected to lunar strong ground motions

Under this theme, we aspire to study the real dynamic behaviour of reduced-scale, clay 3D-printed replicas of the three configurations of theme 4 in low-gravity conditions. The reduced-scale models will fit a centrifuge box (400x750x334) that will spin with a reduced acceleration in order to simulate appropriately the corresponding gravitational fields.

Simultaneously to the spinning, the box will be shaken with the given input strong ground motions. An additional parameter of investigation is how soil-structure interaction can affect the dynamic behaviour of the arches/vaults.