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SOLCYP: A Four-Year Joint Industry Project On The Behaviour Of Piles Under Cyclic Loading

Published: Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics: Integrated Geotechnologies – Present and Future: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference, 12-14 September 2012, London, UK, Society for Underwater Technology, London

12 Sep 2012
Alain Puech (Fugro), Jean Canou (ENPC-Navier), Christian Bernardini (IREX), Alain Pecker (Geodynamique et Structure), Richard Jardine (Imperial College), Alain Holeyman (Université Catholique de Louvain)

SOLCYP is a research and development project conducted in France to: (i) understand the physical phenomena conditioning the response of piles to vertical and horizontal cyclic loads; (ii) develop advanced design methods; and (iii) initiate pre-normative development of methodologies that may later be included in national and international codes or professional standards. The potential applications include conventional structures, such as electricity pylons or chimneys, high rise towers and high speed train bridges. However, a central emphasis is also given to more novel foundations for offshore and onshore renewable energy engineering. The paper describes the objectives and overall technical content of the project. Several companion papers focus on more specific aspects and the results obtained so far.


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