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Title: Lateral capacity assessment of offshore wind suction bucket foundation in clay via centrifuge modelling

Abstract

The lateral bearing behaviors of suction bucket foundations for offshore wind turbines are investigated by centrifuge modelling in this paper. The centrifuge tests were performed in lightly over-consolidated clay and heavily over-consolidated clay, and three bucket foundation models with aspect ratios of 0.38, 0.5, and 1.3 were tested. The tests were force-controlled, and both static loads and cyclic loads were applied. In static tests, ultimate bearing capacities of suction bucket foundations were extracted from load-displacement curves as the first method, and the results were reinforced by stiffness-displacement curves. The displacement rates were calculated to find critical bearing capacities and ultimate bearing capacities of the foundations as the second method. The cyclic tests include cyclic loads with uniform and increased amplitudes. The accumulated lateral displacements and secant stiffnesses were discussed, and their variations with cycle numbers were studied.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lake Erie Energy Development Organization, Cleveland, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1535322
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0006714
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1941-7012
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY

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Wang, Xuefei, Yang, Xu, and Zeng, Xiangwu. Lateral capacity assessment of offshore wind suction bucket foundation in clay via centrifuge modelling. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4990831.
Wang, Xuefei, Yang, Xu, & Zeng, Xiangwu. Lateral capacity assessment of offshore wind suction bucket foundation in clay via centrifuge modelling. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4990831.
Wang, Xuefei, Yang, Xu, and Zeng, Xiangwu. Wed . "Lateral capacity assessment of offshore wind suction bucket foundation in clay via centrifuge modelling". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4990831. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1535322.
@article{osti_1535322,
title = {Lateral capacity assessment of offshore wind suction bucket foundation in clay via centrifuge modelling},
author = {Wang, Xuefei and Yang, Xu and Zeng, Xiangwu},
abstractNote = {The lateral bearing behaviors of suction bucket foundations for offshore wind turbines are investigated by centrifuge modelling in this paper. The centrifuge tests were performed in lightly over-consolidated clay and heavily over-consolidated clay, and three bucket foundation models with aspect ratios of 0.38, 0.5, and 1.3 were tested. The tests were force-controlled, and both static loads and cyclic loads were applied. In static tests, ultimate bearing capacities of suction bucket foundations were extracted from load-displacement curves as the first method, and the results were reinforced by stiffness-displacement curves. The displacement rates were calculated to find critical bearing capacities and ultimate bearing capacities of the foundations as the second method. The cyclic tests include cyclic loads with uniform and increased amplitudes. The accumulated lateral displacements and secant stiffnesses were discussed, and their variations with cycle numbers were studied.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4990831},
journal = {Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy},
number = 3,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {6}
}

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