Progress in Marine Geotechnical Engineering

by John A. Focht, Jr., (F.ASCE), Exec. Vice Pres.; McClelland Engrs., Inc., Houston, Tex.,
Leland Milo Kraft, Jr., (M.ASCE), Manager; Special Projects Group, McClelland Engrs., Inc., Houston, Tex.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 10, Pg. 1097-1118

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper highlights the progress during the past 30 yr in several subareas of marine geotechnical engineering, which includes pipelines, small footing structures such as jack-up rigs, gravity structures, piles, object penetration and breakout resistance, seafloor stability, and geotechnical data acquisition. The progress is illustrated using a number of significant events subsequent to World War II, such as hurricanes, planning for projects in new geographic areas, installation of specific structures, and initiation of major research.

Subject Headings: Geotechnical engineering | Structural stability | Ocean engineering | Pipe piles | Computing in civil engineering | Footings | Jacking | Load and resistance factor design

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