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DESIGNING MONOPILES IN CHALK

A CASE STUDY OF WESTERMOST ROUGH OFFSHORE WIND FARM

Alastair Muir Wood


Lead Geotechnical Engineer, DONG Energy

Presentation to Danish Geotechnical Society


24 September 2015
Reference / Acknowledgement
From DONG Energy:
Michael Mygind
Kris Wessel Andersen
Christian LeBlanc Thilsted
Morten Albjerg Liingaard

From Fugro Geoconsulting:


Brian Mackenzie
Darren Burbury
Mike Rattley

From University of Southampton


Chris Clayton

Muir Wood A., Mackenzie B., Burbury D., Rattley M., Clayton C.R.I., Mygind M., Wessel
Andersen K., LeBlanc Thilsted C. and Alberg Liingaard M. (2015) Design of large
diameter monopiles in chalk at Westermost Rough offshore wind farm in Meyer eds.
Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics III Taylor & Francis Group, London, vol 1 pp 723-
728.
Westermost Rough (WMR) offshore wind farm
Location and Key Information Turbine Array Detail

Prevailing wind direction

3
Conceptual geological model

S
Chalk pile interface model

Load

Remoulded Chalk

Intact
Chalk Pile

From: Lord et al., 2002


Behaviour dominated by
Remoulded Chalk
Chalk remoulded Structured chalk Combined behaviour
due to pile driving (fractured or assumed intact) (yr + ys)

P P P Cyclic
degradation

yr ys y
Model based on plate Weak rock model Total pile displacement
loading tests of Reese (1997)
Remoulded Chalk

10
Load response of remoulded chalk

= ??
P
= ??

yr
11
762mm pile
100x100x12mm
angular channel
welded to pile

Load

Remoulded chalk
13
Load response of remoulded chalk


= tr
2
P
= ??

yr
14
pile
tr

Load P
D

Remoulded chalk
Constrained modulus

=

Load response of remoulded chalk


= tr
2
P
=

yr
16
Final design at Westermost Rough
DESIGNING MONOPILES IN CHALK
A CASE STUDY OF WESTERMOST ROUGH OFFSHORE WIND FARM

Alastair Muir Wood


Lead Geotechnical Engineer, DONG Energy

Presentation to Danish Geotechnical Society


24 September 2015