Numerical modelling of large diameter piles under lateral loading for offshore wind applications

L. Zdravković, D. M G Taborda, D. M. Potts, R. J. Jardine, M. Sideri, F. C. Schroeder, B. W. Byrne, R. McAdam, H. J. Burd, G. T. Houlsby, C. M. Martin, K. Gavin, P. Doherty, D. Igoe, A. Muirwood, D. Kallehave, J. Skov Gretlund

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Abstract

There is currently a significant focus on developing offshore wind power in the UK and Europe. The most common foundation type for wind turbines is a single large diameter pile, termed a monopile, on which the turbine is located. As the diameter of such piles is envisaged to increase in future installations, there are concerns that current design methods are not applicable. To explore this problem, the joint industry project PISA has been established, with the aim to develop a new design framework for laterally loaded piles utilised in the offshore wind industry, based on new theoretical developments, numerical modelling and large scale field pile testing. This paper presents an overview of numerical modelling undertaken as part of the project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Offshore Geotechnics III - Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, ISFOG 2015
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
Pages759-764
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138028500
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 10 Jun 201512 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference3rd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics
Abbreviated titleISFOG 2015
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period10/06/1512/06/15

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