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An experimental investigation of a shallow skirted foundation under compression and tension

An experimental investigation of a shallow skirted foundation under compression and tension
An experimental investigation of a shallow skirted foundation under compression and tension

Shallowly embedded skirted foundations are an attractive alternative to piles for jacket structures and buoyant facilities as they can resist uplift but are cheaper to install than deep foundations. Bearing capacity of shallow skirted foundations in compression is moderately well understood while there is still considerable uncertainty over uplift capacity, particularly for loading sustained over a period of time. This paper reports results from beam centrifuge tests on a shallow skirted foundation in clay, subjected to uplift and compression. Rapid and sustained loading is considered and the effects of consolidation stress level and stress history on undrained capacity and sustained load response are reported.

Bearing capacity, Clay, Model test, Skirted foundation, Uplift (IGC: e3/h3)
0038-0806
247-254
Acosta-Martinez, Hugo E.
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Gourvenec, Susan M.
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Randolph, Mark F.
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Acosta-Martinez, Hugo E.
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Gourvenec, Susan M.
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Randolph, Mark F.
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Acosta-Martinez, Hugo E., Gourvenec, Susan M. and Randolph, Mark F. (2008) An experimental investigation of a shallow skirted foundation under compression and tension. Soils and Foundations, 48 (2), 247-254.

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Abstract

Shallowly embedded skirted foundations are an attractive alternative to piles for jacket structures and buoyant facilities as they can resist uplift but are cheaper to install than deep foundations. Bearing capacity of shallow skirted foundations in compression is moderately well understood while there is still considerable uncertainty over uplift capacity, particularly for loading sustained over a period of time. This paper reports results from beam centrifuge tests on a shallow skirted foundation in clay, subjected to uplift and compression. Rapid and sustained loading is considered and the effects of consolidation stress level and stress history on undrained capacity and sustained load response are reported.

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Published date: 2008
Keywords: Bearing capacity, Clay, Model test, Skirted foundation, Uplift (IGC: e3/h3)

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Local EPrints ID: 414636
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/414636
ISSN: 0038-0806
PURE UUID: 19527735-d3d2-4331-8036-fad5e9c35636
ORCID for Susan M. Gourvenec: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2628-7914

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Date deposited: 05 Oct 2017 16:30
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:24

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