STP501

    Control for Underwater Construction

    Published: Jan 1972


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    Abstract

    Activities and interests in offshore construction are reviewed as a basis for assessing experience in such work and appropriate construction control measures. Primary emphasis is placed on foundation engineering and soil mechanics aspects and to related construction considerations. Rapid, continued growth in underwater construction seems assured for projects in water depths varying from shallow, near-shore conditions to those at the limits of the continental shelf, or about 600 ft. Construction activities, including dredging, fill placement, tremie concrete placement, and pile-supported structures, present special problems in underwater construction. Such problems and corresponding construction control measures are reviewed for a variety of underwater conditions.

    Keywords:

    foundations, ocean bottom, offshore structures, underwater construction, soil mechanics, sampling, dredging, earth fills, concretes, pile structures, bearing piles, supports, underwater environments, diving


    Author Information:

    Johnson, SJ
    Special assistantchiefengineer, Embankment and Foundation BranchEngineering Studies Section, Embankment and Foundation Branch; U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Miss.

    Compton, JR
    Special assistantchiefengineer, Embankment and Foundation BranchEngineering Studies Section, Embankment and Foundation Branch; U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Miss.

    Ling, SC
    Special assistantchiefengineer, Embankment and Foundation BranchEngineering Studies Section, Embankment and Foundation Branch; U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Miss.


    Paper ID: STP38798S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38798S


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