Calibration of Failure Criteria for Bucket Foundations on Drained Sand under General Loading

A new concept with respect to offshore wind turbines, the bucket foundation, is known in the oil and gas industry, although the load conditions for wind turbines are significantly different. An extensive number of loading tests with small-scale bucket foundations subjected to combined loading were carried out in the geotechnical laboratory at Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark. Tests were performed on buckets of various sizes, embedment ratios, and load paths on saturated dense Aalborg University Sand No. 1. The experimental results were used to evaluate the behavior of the bucket foundations in accordance with the macromodel approach. An expression to describe the combined capacity of bucket foundations was developed by calibrating the failure criteria for bucket foundations.


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  • Accession Number: 01522543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2014 3:07PM