Framework for scaling 1g model pile tests for offshore wind structures
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This paper presents a theoretical framework for scaling 1g model pile tests proposed to study the accumulated axial displacement and stiffness of piles under long-term cyclic loading for offshore wind structures. Performance data for piles under long-term cyclic loading are sparse and thus 1g physical models may be a cost-effective alternative if the physics can be appropriately scaled. Non-dimensional expressions are proposed that can be used to design 1g model pile tests in cohesionless soils and interpret model test data. The proposed framework still requires experimental validation and a testing program has already been initiated at the University of Rhode Island for this purpose. © 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers.
Geotechnical Special Publication
Bradshaw, Aaron S.. "Framework for scaling 1g model pile tests for offshore wind structures." Geotechnical Special Publication , 225 GSP (2012): 336-345. doi:10.1061/9780784412121.035.