Investigation of the Seafloor Preconsolidating Foundation Concept.
Final technical note Aug 71-Aug 72,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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The report describes the performance of submerged model preconsolidating footings. The preconsolidation concept applied to seafloor footings can reduce the subsequent structure settlement by 80 to 95 percent, double the vertical load capacity, and it may double the lateral load capacity. Projected energy requirements of the pump system are compatible with the existing state-of-the-art. The concept will be useful for supporting sensitive andor heavy structures on soft seafloor sediments. Author
- Marine Engineering