Physical modelling of active suction for offshore renewables

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Abstract

Active suction is investigated as a strategy to temporarily increase the tensile capacity of bucket foundation for offshore floating renewables, which are subjected to high extreme loads. A centrifuge testing campaign was carried out in the new 10m diameter beam centrifuge at UWA, using a purpose built suction application device. Preliminary results are presented, demonstrating the performance of the testing setup and the potential of the active suction concept to increase tensile capacity by up to 70%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysical Modelling in Geotechnics
EditorsAndrew McNamara, Sam Divall, Richard Goodey, Neil Taylor, Sarah Stallebrass, Jignasha Panchal
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Chapter89
Pages603-608
Number of pages6
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781138559752
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 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
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period17/07/1820/07/18

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