Performance of Suction Caissons in Sand and Clay
The use of suction caissons (suction piles) in marine environments has been increasing in the last decade. A suction caisson is a steel pipe with an open bottom and a closed top that is...

Caisson Construction Problems and Correction in Chicago
Originally published in Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, Vol. 97, No. 2, February 1971, pp. 417-440...

Suction Caissons for Deepwater Moorings

The Viable Alternative
The Benicia-Martinez Bridge is a high-level, welded deck truss bridge that carries Interstate 680 over the eastern end of the Carquinez Strait near San Francisco. To bring the bridge into...

Total and Effective Stress Analysis of Suction Caissons for Gulf of Mexico Conditions

Suction Caisson Foundations in the Gulf of Mexico

Assessment of California's Ocean Wave Energy Recovery

Interim Pier 400 Landfill Status Report

Propagation Property of Dynamic Pressure Through Reclaimed Sand Behind Caisson-Type Seawalls

Effects of Pier Shape on Local Scour

Seismically-Induced Deformations of Caisson Retaining Walls in Improved Soils

Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction: New Evidence and Emerging Issues

Excess Pore Water Pressures Behind Quay Walls

Wave Overtopping and Pressure Dependent on Crest Elevation

Chicago's Micropile Debut
On a tight, urban site around Chicago's historic Orchestra Hall, engineers used high-capacity micropiles as an alternative to hand-dug caissons. On a $104 million project...

Caisson Wharf Design At Deltaport Container Terminal, Vancouver

Concrete Box Caissons Earth-Retaining Wharf Structure

Geotechnical Requirements for a Caisson Structure on 80m of Alluvial Soils and Sediments, Vancouver Deltaport

Breakwater Construction and Design Criteria Evaluation

In the Wet
The concept of using large diameter vertical cylinder piles of steel and concrete is not new. Vertical cylinders constructed in pneumatic caissons go back at least 70 years. Steel cylinders...





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