Scour Development around Bucket Foundations

Ionut Emanuel Stroescu, Peter Bak Frigaard, Morten Fejerskov

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The design without scour protection is a sensitive topic to most offshore developers, especially in the North Sea. However, newer research show that this concept is realistic if exists extended comprehension of the scour and backfill phenomena. The present paper shows comparative results for monopile and Bucket Foundation; using experimental analysis and real scour surveys around offshore installed Bucket Foundations. The main finding reflect that Bucket Foundation is a candidate for design without scour protection behaving like scour protected monopoles, in a variety of environmental conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Twenty-fifth (2015) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
Number of pages8
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-880653-89-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventISOPE: The 25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference - Hawaii, Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, United States
Duration: 21 Jun 201526 Jun 2015
Conference number: 25


CountryUnited States
CityKona, Big Island, Hawaii

Bibliographical note

Published on cd. Will also be published on ISOPES website after conference.


  • Mono Bucket
  • Scour&Backfill
  • Site Investigation
  • Experiment

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