Numerical analyses were performed to study the cluster suction bucket foundation performance in comparison with the monopod suction bucket foundation. The possibility of improving the resistance performance of suction bucket foundations by using cluster configuration was studied. Clustered foundations are formed by arranging multiple bucket foundations in relatively short distances among them. A model cluster foundation composed of three individual buckets was configured such that it has the same cross sectional area, length and total bucket weight to a monopod foundation. Results of numerical modeling are presented in the form of load-displacement curves. Vertical, horizontal and horizontal combined with moment load conditions were considered. The results show that the cluster type configuration improved the resistance performance of the foundations under typical loading conditions.
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Numerical Analysis of Cluster and Monopod Suction Bucket Foundation
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Kim, D, Choo, YW, Lee, J, Kim, D, Jee, S, Choi, J, Lee, M, & Park, Y. "Numerical Analysis of Cluster and Monopod Suction Bucket Foundation." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 6: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Offshore Geotechnics; Petroleum Technology Symposium. Nantes, France. June 9–14, 2013. V006T10A022. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2013-10480
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