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Bearing capacity of a skirted foundation under VMH loading

Bearing capacity of a skirted foundation under VMH loading
Bearing capacity of a skirted foundation under VMH loading

This paper presents results from a series of three-dimensional finite element analyses Investigating the ultimate limit state of a circular skirted shallow foundation over a comprehensive range of combined vertical, moment and horizontal loading. Failure loci in V:M:H load space derived from the finite element analyses are compared with limit state predictions from the offshore industry design guidelines. The comparison highlights considerable conservatism of the current design method largely due to poor representation of the response to fully combined loading and neglect of the tensile capacity achieved with foundation skirts. These shortcomings are particularly significant with respect to foundations for offshore conditions and result in an oversight of considerable potential load capacity in design.

3-D finite element analysis, Bearing Capacity, Combined loading, Design guidelines, Shallow foundations
413-416
Gourvenec, Susan
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Randolph, Mark
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Salama, M.
Ertekin, R.C.
Valentine, D.T.
Kuehnlein, W.L.
Gourvenec, Susan
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Randolph, Mark
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Salama, M.
Ertekin, R.C.
Valentine, D.T.
Kuehnlein, W.L.

Gourvenec, Susan and Randolph, Mark (2003) Bearing capacity of a skirted foundation under VMH loading. Salama, M., Ertekin, R.C., Valentine, D.T. and Kuehnlein, W.L. (eds.) In Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE. vol. 3, pp. 413-416 . (doi:10.1115/OMAE2003-37014).

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Abstract

This paper presents results from a series of three-dimensional finite element analyses Investigating the ultimate limit state of a circular skirted shallow foundation over a comprehensive range of combined vertical, moment and horizontal loading. Failure loci in V:M:H load space derived from the finite element analyses are compared with limit state predictions from the offshore industry design guidelines. The comparison highlights considerable conservatism of the current design method largely due to poor representation of the response to fully combined loading and neglect of the tensile capacity achieved with foundation skirts. These shortcomings are particularly significant with respect to foundations for offshore conditions and result in an oversight of considerable potential load capacity in design.

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Published date: 2003
Venue - Dates: 22nd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering; Materials Technology Ocean Engineering Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology Workshops, , Cancun, Mexico, 2001-06-07 - 2001-06-12
Keywords: 3-D finite element analysis, Bearing Capacity, Combined loading, Design guidelines, Shallow foundations

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Local EPrints ID: 414623
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/414623
PURE UUID: 3619cc3d-0fda-49a5-b21b-22400c302dcf
ORCID for Susan Gourvenec: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2628-7914

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Date deposited: 05 Oct 2017 16:30
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 03:59

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Author: Susan Gourvenec ORCID iD
Author: Mark Randolph
Editor: M. Salama
Editor: R.C. Ertekin
Editor: D.T. Valentine
Editor: W.L. Kuehnlein

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