OSIG Evening Geoforum – Monopile Design Through Centrifuge Technology

Ørsted - 5 Howick Place, Westminster, London SW1P 1WG

04 December, 2018


Scaled modelling in a geotechnical centrifuge is an effective way of collecting physical evidence with established scaling laws and soil response that is similar to the field. The advances of controlled soil and load conditions makes it an effective tool to develop cost effective design models. A large coordinated centrifuge-testing program of laterally loaded monopiles in sand has been initiated across 8 different centrifuges. This event will present the initial results of a series of benchmark tests which address modelling effects through centrifuge testing, discuss the possibilities using centrifuge modelling and present research ideas for developing design tools that addresses cyclic loading from one and multiple directions as well as the effect of the pore fluid response.

Research Group:
University of Cambridge (CUED); University of Sheffield, (CEIGR);University of Western Austrailia (COFS); Technical University of Denmark (DTU); The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, development and networks (IFSTTAR); Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST); Delft University of Technology (TU Delft); Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE), Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)

17:00 Registration and Coffee

17:30 Welcome
Miguel Pacheco Andrade – Ørsted

Andy Barwise SUT-OSIG

17:35 Introduction

Rasmus Klinkvort – NGI

17:40 Why use centrifuges
Britta Bienen – COFS

18:00 Presentation of initial results
Rasmus Klinkvort – NGI

18:30 Outline and further possibilities
Jonathan Black – CEIGR

18:45 Open discussion

19:30 Closing

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