Accession Number : AD0762406

Title :   Investigation of the Seafloor Preconsolidating Foundation Concept.

Descriptive Note : Final technical note Aug 71-Aug 72,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Valent,P. J. ; Raecke,D. A. ; Hermann,H. G.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The report describes the performance of submerged model preconsolidating footings. The preconsolidation concept applied to seafloor footings can reduce the subsequent structure settlement by 80 to 95 percent, double the vertical load capacity, and it may double the lateral load capacity. Projected energy requirements of the pump system are compatible with the existing state-of-the-art. The concept will be useful for supporting sensitive and/or heavy structures on soft seafloor sediments. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), OCEAN BOTTOM), (*OCEAN BOTTOM, SOILS), (*SOILS, STABILIZATION), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, SOIL MECHANICS, LOADS(FORCES)

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE