The behaviour of a novel dynamically installed anchor during deployment – insights from field tests

Soroosh Jalilvand

University College Dublin

Mr Soroosh Jalilvand is currently undertaking his PhD studies at the Geotechnical Research Group in University College Dublin. Soroosh has a BSc degree in Civil Engineering and MSc degree in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. Soroosh's research at UCD concerns the study of of a novel offshore foundation concept as part of an academic team with collaborators from University of Texas at Austin, the University of Rhode Island, and Queen's University Belfast. Soroosh's role includes the numerical analysis and large-scale field testing of the proposed anchor concept. Soroosh was the chief scientist of a recent offshore field trial which involved five PhD students from three partner institutions and 8 crew members from the Irish Marine Institute.


Offshore wind developments are moving towards deep water where the energy is abundant and visual and sound interference is minimised. However, construction in deep water poses several challenges to developers, among which are... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Soroosh Jalilvand (University College Dublin)
  2. Kenneth Gavin (TU Delft)
  3. Paul Doherty (Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions)
  4. Robert B. Gilbert (The University of Texas at Austin)
  5. Siva Vinayagamoothy (Queen's University Belfast)
  6. Aaron Bradshaw (University of Rhode Island)

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GE-1 » Geotechnics I (10:30 - Tuesday, 30th August, ENG-G047)