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Geotechnical research at MIT.

John Moore
19 pp.
MITSG 88-1

As offshore oil exploration and resource recovery moves into increasingly deeper waters, more designers are turning to the use of tension leg platforms (TLPs). But anchoring friction piles for TLPs are subjected to critical loads and design engineers need to know the extent of critical loads that these piles will bear. Recent research has led to the development of a model for predicting pile-soil interaction based on soil characteristics. This report abstracts presentations that were made to members at the Spring 1988 workshop of the MIT Marine Industry Collegium in Houston, Texas. Discussions summarize recently completed work on piles and TLPs, and explore some of MIT's current geotechnical research on field testing of soils. Related published papers are also abstracted.

type: Workshops, proceedings, symposia

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