Interface shear characteristics of Scottish rock samples from sites with tidal energy potential

A. D. Ziogos*, M. J. Brown, A. Ivanovic, N. Morgan

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Abstract

Tidal energy generators are usually deployed in high velocity near-shore channels, and consequently the foundations may have to be placed on exposed rock seabeds, as surface sediments may have been eroded. In this paper, key engineering characteristics of some rock types found at locations with high energy potential around Scotland are presented, along with practical issues for foundation deployment that have been identified during field visits. Geomorphological features found at beach locations and wave cut platforms, along with the effect of weathering on rock strength, are presented and discussed. Laboratory characterisation and results from rock-steel interface testing utilizing the direct shear box apparatus suggest that relative surface roughness has the potential to significantly affect foundation-rock horizontal capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development
PublisherICE Publishing
Pages1357-1362
Number of pages6
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9780727760678
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 201517 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period13/09/1517/09/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Ziogos, A. D., Brown, M. J., Ivanovic, A., & Morgan, N. (2015). Interface shear characteristics of Scottish rock samples from sites with tidal energy potential. In Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development (Vol. 3, pp. 1357-1362). ICE Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1680/ecsmge.60678.vol3.196