This publication was produced as part of the WEAMEC research project “REDENV-EOL”, led by Gustave Eiffel University (ex: IFSTTAR) and funded by the Pays de la Loire Region.
Helical piles are currently used in several countries for onshore applications. In the perspective of the development of floating wind turbines, helical pile should be used as an anchoring system. The understanding of the behavior of this anchoring system is investigated under cyclic loading. Installation phase in a saturated sand, monotonic tension and cyclic behavior are analyzed, based on small scale (1/10) centrifuge models. After a presentation of the experimental device, some parameters are investigated, such as the installation torque for two rotation rates and the displacements under cyclic loading.
Keywords: helical pile, mono-helix, tension loading, cyclic loading