Arctic caisson system

  • US 4,478,537 A
  • Filed: 07/02/1982
  • Issued: 10/23/1984
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/02/1982
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A stable marine platform structure for supporting plant or equipment for marine operations and of the type adapted to be supported on the sea bottom or other support surface, comprising:

  • a continuous base slab for engaging the sea bottom or other support surface;

    an interior hexagonal cell structure formed of a plurality of vertically oriented inter-connected cell walls standing upon said base slab;

    a substantially vertical perimeter wall adjoining the periphery of said interior cell structure and surmounting said base slab, said perimeter wall being formed of a plurality of inter-connected, arcuate wall segments and a plurality of vertically oriented, planar wall segments, said planar segments formed between the juncture of said arcuate segments and the perimetrical vertices of said interior hexagonal cell structure;

    a horizontally oriented, continuous top slab supported upon the upper extremities of said interior cell structure and adjoining said perimeter wall, said top slab being adapted for supporting plant or equipment used in the marine operation.

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