The development of a subsea tidal turbine requires specific research work concerning the design of the foundation in contact with the seabed. This design stage can be simplified by the use of numerical modelling and more particularly by using discrete modelling. HydroQuest asked Cathie Associates to check their previous calculations regarding the behavior of a single steel foundation pin in a granitic rock mass by using Itasca’s discrete numerical approach and follow the forces applied to the pin as well as the state of the damaged zone around the tip during penetration.
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Mr. Casas is a Geologist with 14 years of experience in geotechnics in underground mining and open pits, specializing in geotechnical characterization and modeling. He has played the role of Technical Leader in data capture campaigns and geotechnical routine equipment, Contract Manager of support services, and Project Manager of multidisciplinary teams in medium and small projects.
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