Large penetration of spudcan foundation in multi-layered clays - numerical study

Wen Gao

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Hu, Yuxia, Supervisor
  • White, David, Supervisor
Award date7 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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