Circular and Faceted Monopile Installation Fatigue Damage

@inproceedings{Koulin2016CircularAF,
  title={Circular and Faceted Monopile Installation Fatigue Damage},
  author={G Koulin and Ian Sewell and B. A. Shaw},
  year={2016}
}
There are currently no models predicting localised stressing induced in monopole foundations resulting from pile driving installation. A scaled down test was conducted for both circular and faceted monopile, during which monopile stressing was measured. From the stress data gathered fatigue damage was estimated. Fatigue damage of the faceted geometry is significantly larger than that of the circular geometry. It is shown that in the worst case the fatigue damage incurred is still negligible… CONTINUE READING