Research and Development

As a specialist consultant, Cathie Associates have always been technology leaders through internal and contract research and development projects. We bring a unique ability to bring academic and industrial partners together to develop practical solutions and to advance the state of the art in specific domains. Examples of R&D undertaken by our staff include:

  • Jet trenching and plough performance modelling
  • Uplift resistance of very loose sands
  • Design guidelines for seismic design of subsea foundations and pipelines
  • Design of grillage foundations (JIP)
  • Synthesis of pile driveability data and pile driveability assessment
  • New methods for determining soil resistance during driving
  • Design software CAISSON for stability analysis and design of suction caissons in clay