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Most analytical approaches for the design of shallow plate and screw anchors in tension are based on the limit equilibrium of a rigid soil wedge for which a horizontal stress distribution acting on the failure plane is assumed. Finite element analysis for a wide range of soil properties was carried out to identify the shape of the failure mechanism and to study the stress distribution at failure. Results show that soil deformation modifies the stress field around the anchor and increases the uplift capacity. A semi-analytical approach is proposed to describe this stress distribution, based on peak friction angle.
- Failure mechanism
- Finite element analysis
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Development of Screw Anchors for Floating Marine Renewable Energy Systems Arrays Incorporating Anchor Sharing (SAFS) (Joint with University of Liege)
1/08/17 → 31/07/19
Cerfontaine, B., Brown, M., Davidson, C., Sharif, Y., Huisman, M. & Ottolini, M., Jun 2022, In: Geotechnique Letters. 12, 2, p. 1-6 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile46 Downloads (Pure)
Physical modelling to demonstrate the feasibility of screw piles for offshore jacket supported wind energy structuresDavidson, C., Brown, M., Cerfontaine, B., Knappett, J., Brennan, A., Al-Baghdadi, T., Augarde, C., Coombs, W. M., Wang, L., Blake, A., Richards, D. & Ball, J. D., Feb 2022, In: Geotechnique. 72, 2, p. 108-126 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Kumar, P. V. P., Patra, S., Haldar, S., Brown, M. J., Knappett, J. A. & Sharif, Y. U., 16 Dec 2021, Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2021. Springer , 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Keynote lecture First International Workshop on Future Application of Screw Piles (IWFASP 2019) At: IIT Bhubaneshwar, India
Michael Brown (Keynote speaker)7 Dec 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › KeynoteFile
Michael Brown (Chair)Dec 2018 → 28 May 2019
Activity: Membership types › Membership of committee
Press / Media
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Heerema developing Silent Foundation Concepts Technology in coordination with the University of Dundee
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