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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth (2015) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publisher||International Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||ISOPE: The 25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference - Hawaii, Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, United States|
Duration: 21 Jun 2015 → 26 Jun 2015
Conference number: 25
|City||Kona, Big Island, Hawaii|
|Period||21/06/2015 → 26/06/2015|
Bibliographical notePublished on cd. Will also be published on ISOPES website after conference.
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