Skirt penetration resistance in carbonate soils from the CPT

Barry Lehane, S. Elkhatib, P. Brunning

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    © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK. Skirted foundations are commonly used for offshore installations to enhance foundation capacity. One of the key design considerations is the determination of the skirt installation load to achieve the skirt penetration necessary for stability. Such installation loads are often calculated using correlations with the Cone Penetration Test (CPT) end resistance but there is little guidance on how CPT data can be applied for load estimations in carbonate soils. This paper describes the results from a centrifuge investigation involving skirt installations into carbonate soils. Installation resistances observed for five different structures in Australia’s North West Shelf are also examined with a view to providing guidance on how skirt penetration resistance (under self-weight) can be estimated using CPT data in carbonate soils.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrontiers in Offshore Geotechnics III - Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, ISFOG 2015
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    VolumeISFOG 2015
    ISBN (Print)9781138028500
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventSkirt penetration resistance in carbonate soils from the CPT - Oslo, Norway
    Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …


    ConferenceSkirt penetration resistance in carbonate soils from the CPT
    Period1/01/15 → …


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