Influence of object geometry on penetration into the seabed

A. Ivanović*, R. D. Neilson, G. Giuliani, M. F. Bransby

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Abstract

The seabed is disturbed by predominently horizontal cutting mechanisms during the installation of pipelines (e.g. by ploughs), by fishing gear components and by natural processes (e.g. iceberg scour). In each case the zone of soil disturbed by the device and/or the soil resistance force to the movement of the object is of interest to the geotechnical engineer. Consequently, this paper reports an experimental investigation of how different shaped objects penetrate the seabed. The results show that the penetration is influenced by both the front face angle and the weight of the object while the drag force is mostly influenced by the weight.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics
EditorsSusan Gourvenec, David White
PublisherCRC Press
Pages859-864
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780415584807
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event2nd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, ISFOG 2010 - Perth, WA, Australia
Duration: 8 Nov 201010 Nov 2010

Conference

Conference2nd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, ISFOG 2010
CountryAustralia
CityPerth, WA
Period8/11/1010/11/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Ivanović, A., Neilson, R. D., Giuliani, G., & Bransby, M. F. (2011). Influence of object geometry on penetration into the seabed. In S. Gourvenec, & D. White (Eds.), Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (pp. 859-864). CRC Press.