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PISA Research Suggest 30% Cut in Steel in Monopile Design

Steel News - Published on Wed, 26 Feb 2020

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Following field tests in clay and sand conditions, Carbon Trust researchers believe more accurate calculation methods based on offshore wind’s loading conditions and larger diameter monopile dimensions could help manufacturers better optimise turbine foundations and structures. The research, spread across eight papers recently made available on an open-access basis by the geotechnical engineering journal Géotechnique, was carried out as part of the Ørsted-led Pile Soil Analysis joint-industry research project. The new guidance means in some conditions, monopile designers could use 30% less steel than they would have used under calculations based on oil and gas platforms, enabling cost savings for foundations

The field testing for the eight papers was carried out in the North Sea: in clay conditions in Cowden, UK, and in sand conditions in Dunkirk, France.

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Posted By : Nishith Sharma on Wed, 26 Feb 2020
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