Design Tools Available For Monopile Engineering

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Show simple item record Doherty, Paul Prendergast, Luke J. Murphy, Gerry Gavin, Kenneth 2015-12-10T17:17:09Z 2015-12-10T17:17:09Z 2014-03-13
dc.description European Wind Energy Association Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 10 - 13 March, 2014 en
dc.description.abstract Monopiles have been by far the most common support structure used for offshore turbines, with approximately 75% of existing wind farms founded on these large diameter steel tubes EWEA(2014). However, despite the widespread prevalence of monopiles across the wind sector, the design tools commonly used by industry have typically evolved from those developed by the oil and gas sector, which apply to significantly different design conditions. This paper introduces some of the design approaches available in practice and identifies some of the limitations of current offshore codes. Finite Element Methods (FEM) are suggested as a means of more accurately considering offshore soil behaviour, although the importance of accurate calibration of these models against real data (lab and/or field data) is stressed. Novel means of determining the in-situ frequency response are also discussed and the potential implications for monopile design at different sites. Finally, some design aspects of XL monopiles are considered that suggest monopiles may be pushed into ever increasing water depths. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher European Wind Energy Association en
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the European Wind Energy Association 2014 en
dc.subject Foundation design en
dc.subject Modelling en
dc.subject Dynamic response en
dc.title Design Tools Available For Monopile Engineering en
dc.type Conference Publication en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Doherty|Paul|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Prendergast|Luke J.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Murphy|Gerry|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Gavin|Kenneth|aut|
dc.internal.rmsid 534089651 2015-10-21T11:13:23Z

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