Ultimate capacity of suction caisson in normally and lightly overconsolidated clays

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dc.contributor.advisor Aubeny , Charles en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Reddy , J . N . en_US
dc.creator Sharma , Partha Pratim en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005 -08 -29T14 :42 :20Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T19 :21 :50Z
dc.date.available 2005 -08 -29T14 :42 :20Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T19 :21 :50Z
dc.date.created 2006 -05 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 -08 -29T14 :42 :20Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /2460
dc.description.abstract Petroleum exploration and production in recent years have moved into increasingly deeper water off the continental shelf . Some of these facilities are anchored in water depths in excess of 1000 meters . Exploration and production in deep water present new technological challenges where traditional fixed platforms have given way to floating structures . Today suction caissons are the most commonly used anchorage system for permanent offshore oil production facility . The objective of this study is to numerically predict the ultimate capacity of suction caissons in normally consolidated and lightly overconsolidated clays . Representative soil profile from the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea are taken and analyzed for suction caissons with length over diameter ratios of 2 , 4 , 6 & 8 . Normalized failure load interaction diagrams are generated for each of the cases . The location of optimum attachment point is also reported for each of the cases . General purpose finite element computer program ABAQUS is used for the numerical prediction . The finite element study is carried out with three -dimensional models using hybrid elements . A simplified elastic perfectly plastic model with von -Mises yield criterion is used for the study . The saturated clay is treated as an incompressible material . Results of the study compares well with existing simplified method for estimating load capacity of suction caisson anchors . en_US
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dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A &M University en_US
dc.subject Suction Caisson ,Plasticity ,Undrained Capacity en_US
dc.title Ultimate capacity of suction caisson in normally and lightly overconsolidated clays en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US


Ultimate capacity of suction caisson in normally and lightly overconsolidated clays. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /2460 .

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