Accession Number : ADD012728

Title :   Universal Footing with Jetting System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lin,Shen S

Report Date : 24 Feb 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A universal footing and jetting system for marine platforms and structures comprises a spud-can forming an enlarged footing base to distribute loadings over a large soil area and thus increase bearing load capacity while reducing required pile penetration depth, a conical spike means for supporting the structural weight on and indenting into coral or rock type seafloors, and an internal jetting system to fluidize the soil around the footing for ease in penetration of the footing into the seafloor and the removal of the footing therefrom. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), LOADS(FORCES), CORAL, PLATFORMS, OCEAN BOTTOM, ROCK, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, WEIGHT, CONICAL BODIES, SPIKES, SOILS, DEPTH, PENETRATION, PILE STRUCTURES, ROCK MECHANICS, HYDRAULIC JETS, JET FLOW, OFFSHORE STRUCTURES, BEARING STRENGTH, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS, SUPPORTS

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE