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Geotechnical data and piles design

Chapter six this chapter illustrates the soil investigation and presents many example of calculating the pile capacity. All the tools and data required to estimate the pile capacity by the different researches will be illustrated.

Keywords

Clay; sand; pile; bearing capacity; mudmat; pile calculation; end bearing; friction; hammer; SRD

6.1 Introduction

To begin the design of any structure, the designer must know the type of soil on which the structure will be built. So, the first step in design of an offshore structure platform is a soil investigation, but the offshore soil investigation technique is not like onshore soil investigation.

A fixed offshore platform is defined as a jacket-type structure extending above ...

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