© 2016, Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This study aims to investigate a hybrid gravity base foundation to support offshore wind tower. A new hybrid gravity base foundation considered in this study has five component piles, referred to as ‘piled gravity base foundation’. The three-dimensional finite element analyses were carried out for the piled gravity base foundation subjected to a combined load with a lateral load and overturning moment. The parametric analyses were undertaken varying the loading height and direction, the rigidity of the piled gravity base foundation, the field soil layers, and the clay strength. Overall, the response of the piled gravity base foundation was significantly influenced by the interaction between the cone base piles and the surrounding soil. The increased strength of the soil led to a significant reduction of the pile and gravity base foundation responses, in terms of the bending moments, axial forces, lateral displacements, and rotations.
Choo, Y. W., Seo, J. H., Kim, Y. N., Goo, J. M., & Kim, Y. (2016). Numerical Studies on Piled Gravity Base Foundation for Offshore Wind Turbine. Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, 34(8), 729-740. https://doi.org/10.1080/1064119X.2015.1080334