The development of a subsea tidal turbine requires specific research work concerning the design of the foundation in contact with the seabed. This design stage can be simplified by the use of numerical modelling and more particularly by using discrete modelling. HydroQuest asked Cathie Associates to check their previous calculations regarding the behavior of a single steel foundation pin in a granitic rock mass by using Itasca’s discrete numerical approach and follow the forces applied to the pin as well as the state of the damaged zone around the tip during penetration.
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Ott Oisalu is a geomechanical engineer with experience in consulting within civil engineering. He has a master’s degree in civil engineering with specialization in mining and geotechnical engineering. Within the degree project, he worked with the Estonian mining industry. He also has previous experience with geotechnical design in the consulting business.
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