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Project Overview

Project Number
M0268
Total Grant Value
$528,000
Program Area
Project Theme
Engineering in Highly Stressed and Complex Rock Masses
Project Period
1995 - 1997

In anticipation of future development of offshore facilities around Australia, this project was undertaken to meet challenges posed by deep water and the possible lack of substantial cemented near-surface sediments. It aimed to formulate a design framework for alternative foundation systems, in weak calcareous sediments, that was calibrated through physical model tests. Project outcomes included soil characterisation, demonstration of the validity of a newly developed load transfer curve formulation for weak sediments, and validation of current design approaches for estimating penetration resistance of cylindrical skirts into uncemented sediments.

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