Testing of the interaction of coastal windfarm foundations with the seabed: scour and liquefaction

Whitehouse, R.J.S. and Dunn, S. and Alderson, J. and Vun, P.L. (2004) Testing of the interaction of coastal windfarm foundations with the seabed: scour and liquefaction. In: ICCE 2004 (29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering), September 2004, Lisbon.

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study into the scour and liquefaction response of the seabed around a large diameter (19m) suction caisson foundation being considered for use in coastal windfarm developments around the UK. The scour and scour mitigation investigation was carried out in a wave-current basin and the liquefaction investigation in a wave flume. Supplementary Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling was completed to provide an improved understanding of the flow-structure interaction. The liquefaction work was extended through the validation and application of a computational Finite Element soils code. The outcomes of the work are summarised and implications for engineering design are presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seabed scour, Scour mitigation, Waves and currents, Seabed liquefaction, Wind farm, Caisson foundation, Physical modelling, Finite Element soils model, CFD modelling
Subjects: Coasts > Sediment transport and scour
Energy > Marine renewable energy
Divisions: Energy
Coastal
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:46
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 09:46
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/533

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