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Offshore geotechnical engineering : principles and practice

Author: E T R Dean
Publisher: London : Thomas Telford, 2010.
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With activity in the engineering of offshore structures increasing around the world, this title offers an introduction to many of the core design and assessment skills required of those working in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E T R Dean
ISBN: 9780727736413 0727736418
OCLC Number: 489630697
Description: xxxii, 520 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgementsContentsStandards and Codes of PracticeJournals and ConferencesNotation1. INTRODUCTION1.1. Introduction1.1.1. What is offshore geotechnical engineering?1.1.2. Offshore field development stages1.1.3. Nature of the industry1.1.4. Preliminary and advanced methods1.1.4.1. Field experience1.1.4.2. Field trials1.1.4.3. Centrifuge model testing1.1.4.4. Single-gravity model testing1.1.4.5. Numerical methods1.1.5. Standards and Code of Practice1.2. Types of offshore structure1.2.1. Jacket platforms1.2.2. Jackups1.2.3. Gravity platforms1.2.4. Subsea systems1.2.5. Cables and pipelines1.2.6. Anchored structures1.2.7. Deepwater solutions1.2.8. Green energy structures1.2.9. Artificial islands1.3. The offshore environment1.3.1. Geohazards1.3.2. Environmental loads1.3.3. Calculating wind loads1.3.4. Calculating wave and current loads1.3.5. Scour1.3.6. Seismic loading1.3.7. Ice loading2. OFFSHORE SURVEYS2.1. Introduction2.1.1. Types and objectives of offshore surveys2.1.2. Geophysical surveys2.1.3. Pipeline and cable route surveys2.1.4. Geotechnical surveys2.1.5. Types of survey report2.2. Geotechnical survey equipment and procedures2.2.1. Geotechnical vessels2.2.2. Typical requirements2.2.3. Drilling systems2.2.4. Sampling systems2.2.5. In-situ testing 2.3. Interpreting CPT data2.3.1. What is an offshore CPT test?2.3.2. Identifying soil types2.3.3. Design parameters for siliceous sands2.3.4. Design parameters for clays2.4. Laboratory testing and reporting2.4.1. Role of laboratory testing2.4.2. Classification tests - soils2.4.3. Classification tests - cemented materials2.4.4. Strength tests2.4.5. Consolidation tests2.4.6. Specialized tests2.5. Developing a design soil profile2.5.1. Identifying soil layers2.5.2. Density and mineralogy2.5.3. Strength of siliceous sand layers2.5.4. Strength of carbonate sand layers2.5.5. Strength of clay layers2.5.6. Strength of cemented layers2.6. Reporting2.6.1. Daily reports2.6.2. Field report2.6.3. Factual report2.6.4. Engineering (interpretive) reports3. SOIL BEHAVIOUR3.1. Soil characterization3.1.1. Particulate nature of soil3.1.2. Mineralogy and particle shape3.1.3. Measures of volume and density3.1.4. Plasticity of fine-grained soils3.1.5. Classification of soils3.1.6. Classification of cemented materials3.1.7. Permeability and drainage3.2. Stress and strength3.2.1. Total Stress3.2.2. Terzaghi's Principle of Effective Stress3.2.3. In-situ stresses3.2.4. Drained shear strength3.2.5. Undrained shear strength3.2.6. Critical steady, and residual states3.3. Elastic and plastic properties3.3.1. Critical state soil mechanics3.3.2. Compressibility of soils3.3.3. Elastic equations - drained case3.3.4. Elastic equations - undrained case3.3.5. Measuring the elastic parameters3.3.6. Yield envelope3.3.7. Hardening and softening3.3.8. Sub-yield behaviours3.3.9. Advanced constitutive models3.4. Cyclic loading3.4.1. Types of cyclic loading3.4.2. Cyclic responses of sands3.4.3. Cyclic responses of clays4. JACKUPS4.1. Introduction4.1.1. Purpose and description of jackups 4.1.2. Installation issues4.1.3. Environmental loads4.1.4. Operational issues4.1.5. Removal issues4.2. Preloading4.2.1. Reason for preloading4.2.2. Bearing capacity on clay4.2.3. Bearing capacity on sand4.2.4. Punchthrough - sand over clay4.2.5. Other preloading issues4.3. Foundation assessment4.3.1. Foundation loading4.3.2. Yield envelope4.3.3. Moment fixity4.3.4. Cyclic degradation 4.4. Jackup dynamics4.4.1. Stick model4.4.2. Equations of motion4.4.3. Solutions4.4.4. Advanced analyses5. JACKET PLATFORMS5.1. Introduction5.1.1. Purpose and description5.1.2. Installation issues5.1.3. Environmental loads5.1.4. Operational issues5.1.5. Removal issues5.2. Axial pile
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