By Vaughan Meyer

Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics III contains the contributions provided on the 3rd overseas Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG, Oslo, Norway, 10-12 June 2015), organised by means of the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). The papers tackle present and rising geotechnical engineering demanding situations dealing with these operating in offshore development, layout and learn. Keynote papers with authors from and academia describe the state-ofthe-art in perform and thought, and yet another 191 peer-reviewed papers describe rising learn, new layout ideas and up to date case reviews concerning the frontiers of offshore geotechnical engineering.

The topics of the papers include:
– Geohazards;
– Soil characterisation, modelling and checking out techniques;
– Shallow, caisson and pile starting place technology;
– Anchoring solutions;
– good, conductor and pipeline geotechnics;
– Jack-up unit spudcan behaviour, and;
– Reliability-based and performance-based geotechnical design.

New and present layout equipment and most sensible practices are offered including cutting edge applied sciences and rising learn principles derived from quite a few numerical and theoretical investigations, experimental programmes and box event. Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics III offers a finished state of the art reference for execs and researchers in offshore, civil and maritime engineering and for soil mechanics specialists.

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E. γa and γcy at failure) is defined by the thinner dotted curves. The behavior is different in triaxial and DSS tests. Separate diagrams are therefore presented for DSS and triaxial tests. 2 can be established in the same way as for DSS tests. 1 shows that in DSS tests the failure mode will be large γcy for small to moderate τa values, and large γa for τa values approaching the undrained static shear strength. 1 presents the number of cycles to failure in DSS tests as a function of τa and τcy .

The paper first gives examples of cases where cyclic loading is important, and presents the foundation design aspects and the parameters required for the foundation design. It continues by explaining what happens to the soil when subjected to cyclic loading and presents a contour diagram framework to characterize the cyclic soil behavior. g. Andersen et al. 1988, Andersen & Lauritzsen 1988,Andersen & Høeg 1991). I feel honored being asked to present this 3rd McClelland Lecture, and I would like to thank the ISSMGE TC209 committee for inviting me.

Upper: DSS. Lower: Triaxial. 7. 10. 11. Note that the triaxial diagrams are shown for τa = 0 and not for τa = τ0 . 7 show that there is hysteretic damping within a cycle. 12. Permanent pore pressure as a function of cyclic and average shear stresses for 10 cycles in DSS (upper diagram) and triaxial (lower diagram) tests with τa = 0 on normally consolidated Drammen Clay. 11. Cyclic (upper) and average (lower) shear strains as functions of cyclic shear stress and number of cycles in triaxial tests with τa = 0 on normally consolidated Drammen Clay.

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