© 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.
|Name||Geotechnical Special Publication|
|Conference||2nd Geo-Chicago Conference: Geotechnics for Sustainable Energy|
|Period||14/08/16 → 18/08/16|