Ultimate capacities of suction caissons and pile elements for deepwater applications

William O. McCarron, Beena Sukumaran

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Abstract

The lateral capacity of suction caissons and traditional pile elements are evaluated under loading conditions typical of deepwater exploration and production applications. Results from finite element analyses for cohesive and a layered clay-over-sand foundation are presented. The effects of the suction caisson soil-structure interface conditions and modeling assumptions are shown to dramatically affect computed capacities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages466-469
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventProceeedings of the 10th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: May 28 2000Jun 2 2000

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OtherProceeedings of the 10th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period5/28/006/2/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    McCarron, W. O., & Sukumaran, B. (2000). Ultimate capacities of suction caissons and pile elements for deepwater applications. 466-469. Paper presented at Proceeedings of the 10th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, .