Preliminary Development of a New Concept to Improve the Sustainability of Offshore Foundations

A foundation concept that uses natural forces to install and mobilize the capacity of the foundation is described. Preliminary research and development on an implementation of this concept using a wing-shaped anchor for floating offshore wind turbines has included conducting model tests in clays and sands in the laboratory and developing simplified predictive models. This work indicates that the concept may be feasible, with the ability to embed the anchor several anchor widths during gravity free-fall and several more anchor widths during loading in service. Also, plasticity-based predictive models are able to capture its behavior during model tests.

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    • © 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers.
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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Gerkus, Hande
    • Giampa, Joseph R
    • Senanayake, Asitha I
    • Lai, Ying
    • Huang, Yunhan
    • Iturriaga Flores, Jose Eugenio
    • Breithaupt, Nikolaus B
    • Sivarajah, Sven
    • Bradshaw, Aaron S
    • Gilbert, Robert B
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    • Geo-Chicago 2016
    • Location: Chicago Illinois, United States
    • Date: 2016-8-14 to 2016-8-18
  • Publication Date: 2016


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 459-469
  • Monograph Title: Geo-Chicago 2016: Geotechnics for Sustainable Energy

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  • Accession Number: 01612434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784480137
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2016 3:06PM