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Reduce costs of onshore and offshore wind farms with PLAXIS Monopile Designer

PLAXIS Monopile Designer helps optimise the designs for your monopile foundation project and lower steel, fabrication, transportation, and installation costs.

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PLAXIS Monopile Designer offers an enhanced design method that dramatically reduces the amount of steel needed for monopile foundations,
lowering the overall costs of wind farms.

It allows the transfer of results of the PISA Joint Industry Research Project into daily engineering practices.

Reducing costs gives you an edge in the highly competitive offshore wind industry. PLAXIS Monopile Designer enables less conservative dimensioning of each monopile in a wind farm, while less steel translates into lower fabrication, transportation, and installation costs.

Reduce the length of piles

PLAXIS Monopile Designer allows you to analyze the ability of monopile foundations to resist lateral loads on the basis of a 1D Timoshenko beam finite element model.

This enhanced design method provides accuracy – including large diameter monopiles and realistic soil reaction curves – while retaining many of the assumptions of the more conventional p-y approach.

Research shows that this can potentially decrease the embedded length of piles by as much as 35%.

Streamline workflows

PLAXIS Monopile Designer is fully interoperable with PLAXIS 3D and can be used either as a stand-alone application when defining the soil reaction curves (rule-based design) or with the most advanced and widely used geotechnical software solution when extracting them numerically from 3D FEM models (numerical-based design).

Working together, PLAXIS Monopile Designer and PLAXIS 3D easily automate the process of generating and calculating 3D models, deriving, normalizing, and parameterizing soil reaction curves, and extracting them to the 1D model.

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