Capacity degradation method for driven steel piles under cyclic axial loading

Martin Achmus, Khalid Abdel-Rahman, Dominik Schaefer, Yu Shu Kuo, Chih Yin Chung, Yu Hsiu Tseng

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Abstract

The piles used for jacket type foundation for an offshore wind turbine are subjected to highly cyclic tension and compressive loading. The pile capacity under cyclic axial loading decreases with number of loading cycles due to the reduction of pile shaft resistance. A numerical simulation scheme is presented, which allows the calculation of pile capacity degradation (CDM) due to cyclic loading for driven steel piles. The volume compaction of soil near pile surface during the cyclic loading is determined from cyclic simple shear test results and is then applied to the pile-soil system. From the limited number of tests available, interaction diagrams have been developed, which give the number of load cycles leading to failure dependent on the mean load and the amplitude of the cyclic load portion, both related to the static pile capacity. However, such diagrams cannot account for different soil conditions or pile geometry and pile stiffness. The calculation results for piles with three different embedded lengths in sandy soil under cyclic loading in tension are presented and compared with the existing interaction diagrams. Finally, recommendations regarding necessary further investigations and improvements of the method are given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2017
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Pages362-368
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781880653975
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2017 Jun 252017 Jun 30

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period17-06-2517-06-30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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