Physical Modelling of Cyclic Laterally Loaded Pile in Cohesionless Soil

Mette Hansen, Torben K. Wolf, Kristian L. Rasmussen, Hanne Ravn Roesen, Lars Bo Ibsen

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Offshore wind turbines are normally founded with large diameter monopiles and placed in rough environments subjected to variable lateral loads from wind and waves. A long-term lateral loading may create rotation (tilt) of the pile by change in the pile-soil system which is critical in the serviceability limit state. In this paper small-scale testing of a pile subjected to cyclic, lateral loading is treated in order to investigate the effect of cyclic loading. The test setup, which is an improvement of a previous setup, is described and the first results of testing are compared with previous results and theory.
ForlagDepartment of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University
Antal sider14
StatusUdgivet - 2013
NavnDCE Technical Memorandum


  • Monopiles
  • Sand
  • Soil Conditions
  • Long-Term Lateral Loading
  • Soil-Pile System
  • Cyclic Loading