Project overview:

Vibratory-Installed Bucket Foundation for Fixed Foundation Offshore Wind Towers

Awardee:

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

Started:

Q3, 2021

Technical Challenge Area:

Fixed Structure Engineering

Completed:

Q4, 2022

Synopsis:

Vibratory installation provides a promising alternative to suction installation in that it is feasible under a much wider range of soil conditions and has environmental benefits. This study investigates vibratory installation of bucket foundations as a possible alternative installation method.

Target Outcomes:

1
Develop an engineering model for vibratory bucket installation and calibrate the model based on field data.
2
Determine bucket design parameters to allow for vibratory installation.
3
Assess the feasibility of towing the monolithic tower-bucket into installation position and then conducting vibratory installation.
4
Develop a comparative analysis, assessing the economic, technical, and environmental pros and cons of vibratory installation and other installation methods.

NOWRDC Project Manager

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Program Manager

Project Principle Investigator

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Professor, Texas A&M University

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