Rotational Behavior of Squat Monopiles in Soft Clay from Centrifuge Experiments

Ryan D. Beemer, M. Murali, G. Biscontin, C. Aubeny

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper


    © ASCE.This paper presents initial results from geotechnical centrifuge experiments on squat gravity caissons/monopiles under cyclic rotational loading in soft clay under undrained conditions. These experiments were conducted in the 150g-ton centrifuge at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In total three monopiles with length to diameter aspect ratios of two were tested. Though this aspect ratio is a bit atypical it could be a reasonable option for offshore renewable hydrokinetic systems or a component in tripod or tetrapod wind tower foundation systems. Results are focused on behavior arising from an unrestricted vertical coordinate, allowing self-weight to contribute to combined loading, and the effect of load eccentricity and depth of rotation on rotational resistance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGeo-Chicago 2016: Geotechnics for Sustainable Energy
    EditorsA Farid, A De, K Reddy , N Yesiller , D Zekkos
    PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9780784480137
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event2nd Geo-Chicago Conference: Geotechnics for Sustainable Energy - Chicago, United States
    Duration: 14 Aug 201618 Aug 2016

    Publication series

    NameGeotechnical Special Publication


    Conference2nd Geo-Chicago Conference: Geotechnics for Sustainable Energy
    CountryUnited States


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