Scour development around Mono Bucket Foundations

Ionut Emanuel Stroescu

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Offshore field results are very important for correlating experimental and numerical research. The cost of mobilising a seabed survey in the marine environment is high, and not many developers or offshore wind farm owners are willing to pay or to publish results with the seabed changes around offshore wind turbine foundations. In this context, the present industrial PhD project provides with the courtesy of Universal Foundation A/S such results to the research and public view. The results collected offshore with erosion (scour) development around Mono Bucket foundations are unique and provides value to the design process by reducing the costs of offshore wind turbines. The scour development can place the foundation and the structure in danger if it develops beyond design limits. Thus, engineers place a layer of scour protection to prevent the scour from developing. The Mono Bucket has built-in features to reduce the scour development and to generate cost savings. The present work provides updated guidelines for assessing the scour development for Mono Bucket foundation.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Number of pages82
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7210-176-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesPh.d.-serien for Det Ingeniør- og Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet

Bibliographical note

PhD supervisor:
Head of Department, Peter Frigaard, MVL, Aalborg University, Denmark

Company PhD supervisor:
M.Sc. Søren Andreas Nielsen, Technical Director, Universal Foundation A/S, Denmark


  • Mono Bucket
  • Bucket Foundation
  • Scour
  • Field measurements
  • Guidelines
  • Experimental results
  • Dimensionless Analysis
  • Numerical solver


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