The Antifer oil tanker terminal,constructed entirely on a marine site and sheltered by a long mole, is founded on metal piles 40 in. in diameter and 11/16-in. wall thickness placed in the compact sands of the Lower Cretaceous that form the sea bed. The piles have been placed using vibration and jetting in water depths of about 100 ft. Sixteen piers have been formed in this way; that is a total of 122 piles, of which the most part are inclined at 20 to 40 percent from the vertical. In order to determine the capacity of the piles, a series of pull-out load tests were conducted, starting at the beginning of the works. All the tests have been carried out on vertical piles, which would not become part of the structure's foundations. The geotechnical characteristics of the ground around the test piles are shown.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 585-592

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V1, OTC 2476 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM