Project

Experimental study of the stability of offshore monopile scour protection.

Duration
01 August 2021 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Soil mechanics
Keywords
Monopile scour protection Large scale experiment Model effects Scale effects Stability Design methodologies
 
Project description

The research aims at investigating the stability of offshore monopile scour protection under wave and current conditions. Both small and large scale experiments will be employed in this research in order to quantify more accurately the effect of scale effects on the prediction (and design) of the stability of offshore monopile scour protection. The data analysis of the two differently scaled model reveals strong model effects and scale effects in this type of hydraulic experiments. This emphasizes the limits of applying existing design methodologies to large scale models and prototypes.