Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

This first part of the paper outlines the problems encountered offshore compared to onshore. The most important difference is the presence of water which changes the dynamic behavior of structures, introduces new forces, complicates the soil investigation and visual site inspection, and changes the characteristics of the earthquake ground motion. Furthermore, the structures offshore may be much larger than most onshore facilities, and other environmental loads may act simultaneously with an earthquake.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Offshore Earthquake Geotechnology — First Part

St. Louis, Missouri

This first part of the paper outlines the problems encountered offshore compared to onshore. The most important difference is the presence of water which changes the dynamic behavior of structures, introduces new forces, complicates the soil investigation and visual site inspection, and changes the characteristics of the earthquake ground motion. Furthermore, the structures offshore may be much larger than most onshore facilities, and other environmental loads may act simultaneously with an earthquake.