Suction and jacking installation of bucket foundation models: laboratory manual

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The manual describe the set-up and the procedure for testing bucket foundation installation. There are two bucket foundation models with different geometry. The procedure describes both the jacking and the suction installation processes. The set-up including a high soil tank allows to obtain different heights of soil inside the tank at which the model can be tested. The procedure includes the variation of sand densities between the tests. The installation aspects for the bucket foundation can be tested to evaluate if there is any dependency on the geometry of the foundation, different distance to the boundary condition and different soil relative density. The sand tank and the loading frame is a development of the set-up described by (Thomassen 2015), (Vaitkunaite 2015), (Koteras 2017).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherDepartment of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesDCE Technical Memorandum


  • Bucket foundations
  • Models
  • Suction
  • Jacking installation
  • Laboratory manual


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