Framework for Scaling 1g Model Pile Tests for Offshore Wind Structures

This paper presents a theoretical framework for scaling 1g model pile tests proposed to study the accumulated axial displacement and stiffness of piles under long-term cyclic loading for offshore wind structures. Performance data for piles under long-term cyclic loading are sparse and thus 1g physical models may be a cost-effective alternative if the physics can be appropriately scaled. Non-dimensional expressions are proposed that can be used to design 1g model pile tests in cohesionless soils and interpret model test data. The proposed framework still requires experimental validation and a testing program has already been initiated at the University of Rhode Island for this purpose.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 336-345
  • Monograph Title: GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering

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  • Accession Number: 01530364
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784412121
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 2:02PM