Seafloor Foundations: Analysis of Case Histories
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The characteristics, basic foundation design parameters, and foundation performance of a number of seafloor installations are summarized. These installations include offshore towers, habitats, acoustic arrays, and numerous other objects located in water depths from 20 to 12,000 feet. A number of case histories are analyzed. Some findings indicate behavioral problems not normally considered during foundation design. Several unique foundation configurations are documented which have been devised and utilized by a few to overcome the conditions imposed by the unique seafloor environment. The value of foundation performance monitoring, both to the operation of an installation and to the field of seafloor foundation design, and the value and need for continued cooperation in the sharing of such information and experience are discussed.
- Marine Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology