Offshore foundation systems are constantly evolving to meet the needs of developments in the energy sector. These developments may be induced by the requirements of moving into ever deeper water for hydrocarbon recovery, or creating foundation systems from renewable energy sources such as offshore wind farms. One such approach is that foundation systems are developed which combine several foundation elements to create a ‘hybrid’ system. In this way it may be possible to develop a foundation system which is more efficient for the combination of vertical and lateral loads associated with the offshore environment, and in particular wind powered generators. This paper will present the results from a physical and numerical modelling programme undertaken to investigate the performance of hybrid monopiled-footing foundations under combined monotonic loading conditions in sand.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2018|