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author = {Zdravkovic, L and Jardine, R and Taborda, DMG and Abadias, Gomez D and Burd, HJ and Byrne, BW and Gavin, K and Houlsby, GT and Igoe, D and Liu, T and Martin, CM and McAdam, RA and Muir, Wood A and Potts, D and Skov, Gretlung J and Ushev, E},
journal = {Géotechnique},
title = {Ground characterisation for PISA pile testing and analysis},
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AB - This paper is the first of a set of linked publications on the PISA Joint Industry Research Project, which was concerned with the development of improved design methods for monopile foundations in offshore wind applications. PISA involved large-scale pile tests in overconsolidated glacial till at Cowden, north-east England,and in dense normally consolidated marine sand at Dunkirk, northern France. The paper presents the characterisationof the two sites, whichwas crucial to the design of the field experiments and advanced numerical modelling of the pile-soil interactions. The studies described, which had to be completed at an early stage of the PISA project, added new laboratory and field campaignsto historic investigations at both sites.Theyenabledanaccurate description ofsoilbehaviour from small strains to ultimate statesto be derived, allowing analyses to be undertaken that captured both the serviceability and limit statebehaviour of the test monopiles.
AU - Zdravkovic,L
AU - Jardine,R
AU - Taborda,DMG
AU - Abadias,Gomez D
AU - Burd,HJ
AU - Byrne,BW
AU - Gavin,K
AU - Houlsby,GT
AU - Igoe,D
AU - Liu,T
AU - Martin,CM
AU - McAdam,RA
AU - Muir,Wood A
AU - Potts,D
AU - Skov,Gretlung J
AU - Ushev,E
SN - 0016-8505
TI - Ground characterisation for PISA pile testing and analysis
T2 - Géotechnique
UR -
ER -