Physical modelling of suction bucket installation and response under long-term cyclic loading

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Abstract

Existing methods have been shown to describe suction bucket installation well, as shown through retrospective prediction of field measurements. However, the database of publicly available offshore installation data of suction buckets remains limited, resulting in an undesired and unnecessary level of uncertainty in a priori predictions. The in service response of the suction bucket to cyclic loading is further critical aspect for design. This paper introduces physical modelling facilities purpose-designed for the investigation of suction bucket installation and response under long-term cyclic loading in a way that is economical and allows not only qualitative, but also quantitative assessment of foundation behaviour applicable to the prototype. The facilities provide new insights and add value to the already existing database. In particular, the influences of the installation process and the pore fluid response are identified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. 8th International Conference Offshore Site Investigation & Geotechnics "Smarter Solutions for Future Offshore Developments"
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
PublisherSociety for Underwater Technology
Pages524-531
Volume1
ISBN (Print)139780906940570, 0906940575
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event8th Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics International Conference 2017 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sep 201714 Sep 2017
Conference number: 8
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Conference

Conference8th Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics International Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleOSIG
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period12/09/1714/09/17
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