The paper presents the results from a series of centrifuge tests which examine the benefits of employing a footing together with a 'standard' monopile as a foundation solution for an offshore wind turbine. The experiments were carried out in firm to stiff kaolin clay and involved monotonie application of lateral loads at an equivalent prototype height of 30m above the foundations. Tests were conducted on piled footings, monopiles and an un-piled footing. The experimental results and observations are compared with those obtained from a parallel series of 3D Finite Element analyses.
|Title of host publication||Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Oct 2010|