Modified Vertical Bearing Capacity for Circular Foundations in Sand Using Reduced Friction Angle
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article
Recently Bucket foundation as a large cylindrical structure that is open as the base and closed at the top, has attracted much attention in offshore projects. In order to present relationship between vertical bearing capacity of a bucket foundation relative to the corresponding capacity of a circular plate, several loading tests on small scale bucket foundations including the circular surface footings are performed at Aalborg University. In current research, the vertical bearing capacity of circular surface footings is investigated using reduced friction angle. It is also presented a linear relation between relative density and the reduced friction angle with reasonable accuracy.
- Circular Surface Footing, Vertical Bearing Capacity, Reduced Friction Angle, Bucket Foundation