SEABED AND FOUNDATION RESPONSE TO WAVE LOADING

Richard H. Davies

Abstract


The interactions between wave loading and soil response in both open waters and around the foundations of coastal structures are observed experimentally. Experimental results for wave action over sand beds are compared to analytical predictions based on both Sleath's porous bed model and on Biot's consolidation theory. Experiments on wave action in the vicinity of a rigid caisson, in conjunction with Mei's boundary layer theory, allow for the development of guidelines for interpreting the relative importance of drainage on the effective stress response of foundations to wave action.

Keywords


wave loading; seabed; foundation response

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