Extraction of suction caissons in sand

Barry Lehane, S. Elkhatib, S. Terzaghi

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    This technical note examines the suction caisson extraction mechanism under steady seepage conditions using a series of centrifuge tests supported by finite-element predictions of these tests. An approximate methodology for prediction of the extraction resistance is subsequently proposed, which is shown to provide a simple means for estimation of suction caisson extraction resistance in un-aged free-draining materials.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)735-739
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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