OFFSHORE GRAVITY STRUCTURES: ANALYSIS

Experimental and analytical studies are described on the offshore gravity structure foundations with their soil foundations when subjected to wave forces. The experimental tests were performed in a centrifuge at 100g centrifugal acceleration with a 10-cm diam model structure bearing on a normally consolidated deposit of Santa Barbara silt, and therefore apply to a 10-m diam prototype structure. The analytical predictions, for the particular prototype situation considered in this study, were obtained by using a finite element program which incorporates a three-dimensional nonlinear soil model capable of describing the behavior of the Santa Barbara silt under both monotonic and cyclic loading conditions. The results of both two-dimensional (plane strain) and three-dimensional calculations are reported, and then are compared with the experimental test results obtained in the centrifuge. (ASCE)

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  • Accession Number: 00330610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 16045
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM