Centrifuge modeling of monopiles

Rasmus Tofte Klinkvort

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To gain a larger knowledge of the monopile foundation concept, centrifuge modeling is used by the geotechnical group at DTU. The centrifuge operated at DTU is a beam centrifuge and was built in 1976. In the recent years it has been upgraded with onboard data acquisition and control systems. The capabilities of the centrifuge at DTU makes it possible to obtain a scale factor of 85 in experiments which equals a soil volume in prototype scale of a diameter of 40 meters and a depth of 40 meters. This paper describes centrifuge modeling theory, the centrifuge setup at DTU and as an example show results from centrifuge tests performed on large diameter piles installed in dry sand.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Engineering 20 : View of Young European Geotechnical Engineers
Number of pages337
Place of PublicationBrno
Publication date2010
ISBN (Print)978-80-7204-686-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event20th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference - Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
Duration: 30 May 20101 Jun 2010
Conference number: 20


Conference20th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference
LocationBrno University of Technology
CountryCzech Republic


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