Centrifuge 2D Gravity on a Vertical Rotational Reference Frame Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2019 ICE Publishing. All rights reserved. With the advent of high-accuracy sensors and increased interest in geotechnical centrifuge testing simulating loading within serviceability limits, a stronger understanding of the magnitude and orientation of centrifuge gravity relative to the scale model is necessary. This paper presents a methodology for determining two-dimensional centrifuge gravity within a model independently of centrifuge type or geometry, which can be used to recompose the gravity field from the direct measurement of a single gravity vector, given angular velocity. Finally, the methodology is compared to the mechanics of drum and beam centrifuges to provide physical meaning to coordinate rotation variables.

altmetric score

  • 5.8

author list (cited authors)

  • Beemer, R. D., Biscontin, G., & Aubeny, C. P.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • January 2019