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author = {McAdam, RA and Byrne, BW and Houlsby, GT and Beuckelaers, WJAP and Burd, HJ and Gavin, K and Igoe, D and Jardine, RJ and Martin, CM and Muir, Wood A and Potts, DM and Skov, Gretlund J and Taborda, DMG and Zdravkovic, L},
journal = {Géotechnique},
title = {Monotonic lateral loaded pile testing in a dense marine sand at Dunkirk},
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AB - Theresults obtained from a field testing campaignon laterally-loaded monopiles,conducted ata dense sand site inDunkirk, Northern Franceare described.These tests formed part of thePISA projecton the development of improved design methods for monopile foundations for offshore wind turbines. Results obtained frommonotonic loading tests on piles of three different diameters (0.273m, 0.762m and 2.0m) are presented. The piles had aspectratios (L/D) of between 3 and 10. Thetests consisted principally of the application of monotonic loads,incorporating periods of held constant load to investigate creep effects.The influence of loading ratewas also investigated. Data are presented on the overall load displacement behaviour of each of the test piles. Measured data on bending moments and inclinations induced in the pilesare also provided.Inferences are made forthe displacements in the embedded length of the piles. Thesefield data will support the development of a new 1D modelling approach forthe design of monopile foundations for offshore wind turbines.They also form a unique database of field measurements in a dense sand, from lateral loading of piles at a vertical distance abovethe ground surface.
AU - McAdam,RA
AU - Byrne,BW
AU - Houlsby,GT
AU - Beuckelaers,WJAP
AU - Burd,HJ
AU - Gavin,K
AU - Igoe,D
AU - Jardine,RJ
AU - Martin,CM
AU - Muir,Wood A
AU - Potts,DM
AU - Skov,Gretlund J
AU - Taborda,DMG
AU - Zdravkovic,L
SN - 0016-8505
TI - Monotonic lateral loaded pile testing in a dense marine sand at Dunkirk
T2 - Géotechnique
UR -
ER -