Poster presentation about pile design optimization

Tuesday 21 Jun 16


Varvara Zania
Associate Professor
DTU Sustain
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Slender steel piles are usually used to anchor jacket structures to the seabed. The pile design depends both on the jacket design, the applied load, and the soil conditions.
In collaboration with associate professor Varvara Zania, PhD student Kasper Sandal has demonstrated how structural optimization techniques can automate the pile design process. 
The main limitation of the method was that it assumed a homogenous soil profile. Ongoing work will generalize the method to be based on field measurements of the type cone penetration tests (CPT).

The poster and accompanying paper was presented at EAWE PhD seminar 2016 in Lyngby, Denmark.
Find the poster here