Primary objective

WAS-XL (Wave loads and soil support for extra large monopiles) has to main goals:

  • Hydrodynamic models for critical design loads.
  • Load history-consistent soil support modelling procedures.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Improve analysis tools and experimental techniques for wave loads on monopiles
  • Enhance knowledge of the interaction between nonlinear loads from waves and nonlinear soil response for large-diameter monopiles
  • Develop improved procedures to establish load-history-consistent soil stiffness
  • Evaluate and propose improvements to existing design standards and practice