Bearing Capacity of the High-Rise Pile Cap Foundation for Offshore Wind Turbines

A proper foundation design is crucial for the structural stability of offshore wind turbines (OWT) in the severe ocean environments. As one of the typical foundation types for OWT, the high-rise pile cap foundation has been utilized in wind farms of China. In this study, a 3-dimensional finite element model for simulating the pile-soil interaction subjected to multi-axis complex loads is proposed and verified with existing experimental data. The bearing capacity of the high-rise pile cap foundation under various ultimate limit state (ULS) conditions is investigated. Local scour usually occurs around the pile and significantly reduces the bearing capacity of the foundation. Numerical simulation shows that scour could amplify the lateral displacement and tilt of the foundation.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 413-420
  • Monograph Title: Sustainable Development of Critical Infrastructure

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  • Accession Number: 01526801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413470
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 14 2014 3:02PM