EVALUATION OF THE BREAK-OUT FORCE FOR A SUBMERGED OCEAN PLATFORM

Describes a mechanism which offers an explanation of the breakout phenomenon. This mechanism leads to a simple analytical method for predicting the breakout force. One of the most important factors controlling ability to predict breakout force is the proper evaluation of the strength of ocean sediments. The method is applied to the analysis of data obtained by the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory at Port Hueneme from breakout experiments in the Gulf of Mexico and San Francisco Bay. It is also applied to the problem of raising a pedestal for a well-head from the ocean floor.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
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  • Authors:
    • Finn, W D
    • Byrne, P M
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  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 863-868
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1604 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM