Accession Number:

AD0762407

Title:

Design Considerations for Seafloor Foundations on Rock.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical note Aug 71-Jul 72,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Many potential seafloor structure locations consist of exposed rock or rock with a thin sediment cover. The design of a fixed, bottom-resting structure in such an environment poses a substantial problem because of the unevenness of the bearing surface and the usual accompanying strong currents. The report identifies probable locations of exposed and near-surface seafloor rock describes the rock surface microrelief or roughness and the rock mass integrity and examines and criticizes rock foundation concepts.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE