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Publication details for Professor Ashraf Osman

Panayides, S., Rouainia, M. & Osman, A. S. (2010), Numerical investigation of the behaviour of suction caissons in structured clays, in Gourvenec, S. & White. D. eds, Second International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG II). University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 759-764.

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This paper investigates the ultimate capacity of suction anchor foundations, using an ad-vanced constitutive model. The paper explores the effect of changing the aspect ratio of the caisson on the undrained load-carrying capacity of the bucket foundations in clay. Illustrative numerical results for inorganic clay of low sensitivity from the Norrköping region in southern Sweden demonstrate the potential of the con-stitutive model.