New data analysis methods for instrumented medium-scale monopile field tests

Harvey J. Burd, William J.A.P. Beuckelaers, Byron W. Byrne, Kenneth G. Gavin, Guy T. Houlsby, David J.P. Igoe, Richard J. Jardine, Christopher M. Martin, Ross A. McAdam, More Authors

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The PISA Joint Industry Research Project was concerned with the development of improved design methods for monopile foundations in offshore wind applications. PISA involved large-scale pile tests in overconsolidated glacial till at Cowden, north-east England, and in dense, normally consolidated marine sand at Dunkirk, northern France. This paper describes the experimental set-up for pile testing, with unique features of load-application mechanisms and built-in fibre optic strain gauges. New procedures are described for the interpretation of pile loading data, and specifically for providing precise interpretation of pile displacements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)961-969
Number of pages9
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • design
  • field instrumentation
  • model tests
  • offshore engineering
  • piles AND piling
  • soil/structure interaction


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