Installation Behavior of Open Ended and Closed Ended Piles with Torque Application

Pablo Garcia Galindo, Craig Davidson (Lead / Corresponding author), Michael Brown

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Abstract

Screw piles offer several potential benefits for deployment offshore for renewable energy developments. They are easy to install, have the potential to achieve large capacity and generate low noise and vibration during installation. This latter benefit makes them an attractive alternative to driven piles where there are concerns over the impact of installation on marine mammals. Although screw piles are attractive for offshore deployment, their recent use has been limited to small piles therefore, to allow offshore deployment considerable upscaling of these piles must occur. This increase in size comes with concerns of how they will perform and the requirements for installation. For example, it is well known that the shaft capacity of a driven pile is influenced by plugging or coring behaviour internally. As screw piles are installed by rotation and vertical force, it is necessary to investigate how this installation process effects pile plugging behaviour. As part of a preliminary study, the effect of rotation on plugging and installation capacity behaviour was investigated by 1g small scale model testing in sand. The addition of rotation during installation was seen to give a significant reduction in the pile penetration resistance in both open and closed ended piles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Press-in Engineering 2018, Kochi (IPCE 21018)
Place of PublicationJapan
PublisherInternational Press-in Association
Pages379-386
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9784909722331
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event1st International Conference on Press-in Engineering (IPCE 2018) - Kochi University of Technology, Kochi, Japan
Duration: 19 Sep 201820 Sep 2018
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Conference1st International Conference on Press-in Engineering (IPCE 2018)
CountryJapan
CityKochi
Period19/09/1820/09/18
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Keywords

  • Screw piles
  • Plugging
  • Torque
  • PLR

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    A Finite Element approach for determining the full load-displacement relationship of axially-loaded shallow screw anchors, incorporating installation effects

    Cerfontaine, B., Knappett, J., Brown, M., Davidson, C., Al-Baghdadi, T., Sharif, Y., Brennan, A., Augarde, C., Coombs, W. M., Wang, L., Blake, A., Richards, D. J. & Ball, J. D., 30 Jun 2020, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal.

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    On Lagrangian mechanics and the implicit material point method for large deformation elasto-plasticity

    Coombs, W. M., Augarde, C., Brown, M., Brennan, A., Charlton, T., Knappett, J., Motlagh, Y. & Wang, L., 1 Jan 2020, In : Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 358, p. 1-32 32 p., 112622.

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    Optimisation of screw anchor lateral capacity in sand for offshore renewable energy applications

    Cerfontaine, B., Brown, M., Knappett, J., Davidson, C. & Sharif, Y., Sep 2020, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics. Deep Foundations Institute, 3451

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    Galindo, P. G., Davidson, C., & Brown, M. (2018). Installation Behavior of Open Ended and Closed Ended Piles with Torque Application. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Press-in Engineering 2018, Kochi (IPCE 21018) (pp. 379-386). International Press-in Association.