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Fengju Guo

Phone: (+61 8) 6488 3574
Fax: (+61 8) 6488 1018


Start date

Jul 2011

Submission date

Jun 2015

Curriculum vitae

Fengju Guo CV
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Updated 26 Feb 2013

Fengju Guo

Thesis

Investigation on the Lateral Behavior of Large Diameter Monopiles

Summary

This proposed research is to address the considerable deficiencies in current methods of lateral pile analysis by employing 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in combination with a systematic and judicious experimental programme of lateral piles tests. And a new methodology to deal with the analysis of pile ground improvement options to enhance lateral response will be established, which options cannot be examined rigorously using the traditional p-y approach. Novel components will include integration of the cone penetration resistance (CPT) qc value into formulations and distillation of vast amount of numerical and experimental data into useable, practical forms. The refined methods will be of significant benefit to the offshore engineering community.

The proposed research aims are best realised using the combination of experimental, numerical and interpretative research components.

Why my research is important

Collate findings from the research to statistical analysis and interpretation of both field tests and lab centrifuge tests. A range of outcomes will be achieved at this final stage, the establishment of qc based relationships, factor developed for pile parameters of diameter, shape, head condition, flexural rigidity, new design charts development for lateral pile stiffness and capacity.

Funding

  • Australian Postgraduate Award
  • Shacklock Postgraduate Scholarship
  • UWA Safety-Net Top-Up Scholarship

 

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