Offshore oil and gas exploration needs strong foundations to support its platforms. Predicting the foundation capacity in multi layered seabed soils can be challenging. This research studied the offshore foundation capacities in multi-layered soil when large penetration of the foundation is inevitable. Comprehensive Large Deformation FE (LDFE) analyses were conducted considering a practical range of soil profiles. A design framework based on the soil flow mechanisms was established for design engineers when multi-layered soils are encountered.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||7 May 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2017|