Realising ‘whole-life’ soil strength changes in the capacity of offshore plate anchors

Ci Wang

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This presents potential opportunities to consider plate anchor capacity enhancements if the consolidation process occurs over time periods that are short relative to the lifetime of the facility. This thesis considers new experimental data gathered at reduced scale in both the laboratory and in the field to examine changes in plate anchor capacity associated with both large and small movement or loading events and how this capacity changes with time. A particular focus of the work is the use of drainage channels within the body of the plate anchor in an attempt to quicken consolidation processes.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • O'Loughlin, Conleth, Supervisor
  • Zhou, Zefeng, Supervisor
  • Bransby, Fraser, Supervisor
  • Watson, Phil, Supervisor
  • Tom Jr, Joe, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date2 Nov 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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