Geotechnical modelling for offshore renewables

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Abstract

Centrifuge modelling has been used extensively over the last five decades to address offshore geotechnical challenges associated with oil and gas developments. In recent years, the development of offshore renewable energy devices and structures, including wind turbines and wave energy converters has increasingly mobilised the offshore geotechnical engineering community. This paper revisits the use of centrifuge modelling for offshore geotechnics in the light of the new challenges raised by offshore renewable energy developments.
This is illustrated through some aspects of foundation loading regimes such as dynamic tensile loading and multidirectional loading over a large number of cycles, which are specific to offshore renewable energy applications. The emphasis is on the modelling techniques developed to address these challenges and the opportunities provided by centrifuge modelling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom
EditorsAndrew McNamara, Sam Divall, Richard Goodey, Neil Taylor, Sarah Stallebrass, Jignasha Panchal
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages33-41
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781138559752
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jul 201820 Jul 2018
Conference number: 9

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG 2018
Abbreviated titleICPMG 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period17/07/1820/07/18

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    Gaudin, C., O’Loughlin, C. D., & Bienen, B. (2018). Geotechnical modelling for offshore renewables. In A. McNamara, S. Divall, R. Goodey, N. Taylor, S. Stallebrass, & J. Panchal (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom (Vol. 1, pp. 33-41). Taylor & Francis.