Bearing capacity of hybrid suction foundation on sand with loading direction via centrifuge model test

Jae Hyun Kim, Surin Kim, Dong Soo Kim, Jun Ung Youn, Dong Joon Kim, Sung Hyun Jee
2016 Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication  
Suction caisson is widely used to support offshore structure. However, this type of foundation may not provide sufficient resisting capacity economically under external loads. Recently, to give an increased capacity on the foundation, hybrid foundation concept was proposed to satisfy engineering needs as well as cost reduction of structures. Hybrid foundation concept is combination of skirted mat and suction caisson (s). Suction caisson (s) is fitted on the mat foundation intended to increase
more » ... ad capacity. This paper investigates the behavior of a hybrid suction foundation installed in sand layer for vertical and lateral loads, respectively. A series of centrifuge test have been conducted to assess the load capacity of the hybrid foundation and compared to those of the conventional single suction caisson. The primary goal of this study is to comprehend the effect of the mat compartment on foundation behavior under loading directions, and corresponding bearing capacity. Finally, feasibility of the hybrid foundation for offshore foundation was confirmed.
doi:10.3208/jgssp.kor-23 fatcat:lmvsnld5czhsfea3izvsq5ouva