Application of in-flight robot in centrifuge modeling of laterally loaded stiff pile foundations

J. Ubilla, Tarek Abdoun, T. Zimmie

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    Abstract

    Offshore structures such as wind turbines are usually founded on mono-piles, with 4 to 5m in diameter. These structures are subjected to environmental lateral loading due to the action of wind and waves. Centrifuge testing of these kinds of structures requires the uncommon in-flight capability to apply lateral loading to the pile. This paper presents the results of two 70 g centrifuge tests conducted at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, RPI, on a 4.4m diameter, 40m long mono-pile embedded in a 25m high layered saturated soil. The RPI in-flight robot was used to apply different lateral forces to the top of the pile, including typical and extreme loading conditions associated with the wind load acting on the wind turbine. Pile deflection due to bending moments and pile rotation were measured and analyzed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationPhysical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG'06 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics
    Pages259-264
    Number of pages6
    Volume1-2
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
    Event6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG'06 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Duration: Aug 4 2006Aug 6 2006

    Other

    Other6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG'06
    CountryHong Kong
    CityHong Kong
    Period8/4/068/6/06

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    centrifugal model test
    Pile foundations
    Centrifuges
    Piles
    pile
    flight
    Robots
    wind turbine
    centrifuge
    Wind turbines
    offshore structure
    Offshore structures
    Bending moments
    deflection
    Soils
    Testing
    soil

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Ubilla, J., Abdoun, T., & Zimmie, T. (2006). Application of in-flight robot in centrifuge modeling of laterally loaded stiff pile foundations. In Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG'06 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (Vol. 1-2, pp. 259-264)

    Application of in-flight robot in centrifuge modeling of laterally loaded stiff pile foundations. / Ubilla, J.; Abdoun, Tarek; Zimmie, T.

    Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG'06 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. Vol. 1-2 2006. p. 259-264.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Ubilla, J, Abdoun, T & Zimmie, T 2006, Application of in-flight robot in centrifuge modeling of laterally loaded stiff pile foundations. in Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG'06 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. vol. 1-2, pp. 259-264, 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG'06, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 8/4/06.
    Ubilla J, Abdoun T, Zimmie T. Application of in-flight robot in centrifuge modeling of laterally loaded stiff pile foundations. In Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG'06 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. Vol. 1-2. 2006. p. 259-264
    Ubilla, J. ; Abdoun, Tarek ; Zimmie, T. / Application of in-flight robot in centrifuge modeling of laterally loaded stiff pile foundations. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG'06 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. Vol. 1-2 2006. pp. 259-264
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