Xuefei Wang

Xuefei Wang
Case Western Reserve University | CWRU

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Xuefei Wang currently works at Case Western Reserve University. Xuefei does research in Geotechnical Engineering, Offshore Engineering and Structural Engineering. Her specification involves offshore wind foundations, soil-structure interactions, centrifuge modeling, and soil dynamics. Their most recent publication is 'A review on recent advancements of substructures for offshore wind turbines.'
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - present
Case Western Reserve University
Position
  • Professor
January 2017 - present
Case Western Reserve University
Position
  • Professor

Publications

Publications (46)
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The compaction quality of a highway subgrade is influenced by the compaction parameters and soil properties. Current practice lacks reliable models to assess this multivariate situation. This paper describes a monitoring and evaluation method based on intelligent compaction (IC) and artificial neural networks (ANNs) to assess the compaction quality...
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Highway construction strategies impact the early damage of asphalt pavement and its sustainability. The pavement quality is directly influenced by the temperature segregation of the mixture during transportation, which has rarely been investigated. Low-temperature transportation strategies for highway pavement are proposed by assessing the temperat...
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The lateral loading performance of the mono-bucket foundation for offshore wind turbines is investigated in this study through a series of centrifuge tests and numerical analysis. Six mono-bucket models are considered to assess the influences of aspect ratio under the ultimate condition. The FE model is validated against the centrifuge test results...
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The hybrid monopile foundation for offshore wind turbines demonstrates an enhancement of bearing capacities. This innovative foundation is composed of an embedded pile and a gravity footing (namely wheel). In this study, centrifuge tests are conducted to investigate the lateral capacity of hybrid monopile foundation in cohesionless soil. Pile-wheel...
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Offshore wind turbines are sensitive to tilt failures due to earthquake excitation. Soil liquefaction must be checked in seismically active areas. This study investigates the seismic response of suction bucket foundations in offshore wind turbines that are subjected to earthquake loadings. A series of shaking table tests are performed in a centrifu...
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The hybrid monopile foundation attracts extensive attentions to fulfill increasing demands for offshore wind turbines. The installation method is still uncertainty to date, limiting the application of this innovative foundation in the offshore wind industry. This study conducts a series of centrifuge tests, combing with finite element models, to in...
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In recent years, electric vehicles (EVs) have increased considerably in the logistics sector with the implementation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission regulations. However, the driving range of EVs is limited by the battery capacity compared to combustion engine vehicles. This study proposes a public charging infrastructure localization and route pl...
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This study presents a series of centrifuge tests to investigate the lateral response of group-pile foundation for offshore wind turbines in ultimate conditions. The pile arrangement is specifically assessed together with the influence of pile number and soil property. The numerical analysis is conducted in ABAQUS and validated. The soil-pile intera...
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Solid wastes are increasingly used to stabilize marine soft clay. Disposals of alkali slag and steel slag cause serious problems in Lianyungang City. These two waste materials are used to produce the compound cementitious material by mixing with GGBS, replacing the cement to treat the soft clay in Xuwei Port. The raw materials are collected from fi...
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In this study, a series of centrifuge tests are performed to investigate the ultimate lateral capacity of a pile group for offshore wind turbines. The validated Finite element models (FEMs) are established. The rotation center and the maximum bending moment occur at 9 D and 3 D of the pile length. A sensitivity study is performed by considering the...
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Pavement needs to be maintained from the moment its service life begins. The maintenance strategy is mainly based on pavement quality indexes, such as the road damage rate (DR). Accurate pavement distress detection is generally costly and complicated. An inappropriate pavement distress detection strategy could yield a low efficiency of budget usage...
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Accurate typhoon wind speed prediction is significant because it enables wind farms to take advantage of high wind speeds and to simultaneously protect wind turbines from damage. However, the wind characteristics of the typhoon are highly random, fluctuating, and nonlinear, which makes precise prediction difficult. One-year wind data collected from...
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The increasing demand for offshore wind turbines with larger capacity brings challenges concerning their original foundation design. This study introduces a new type of monopile foundation with internal restriction plates that aim to enhance the bearing capacity of the entire structure. Two types of improved monopiles are proposed through the addit...
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In recent years, electric ride-hailing has increased considerably in the taxi industry with the development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and implementation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission regulations. Private BEVs are charged mostly in private garages, while electric ride-hailing services require public charging stations (CSs). This work us...
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The hybrid monopile foundation is an alternative for offshore wind turbines. The parametric study has been performed through a series of centrifuge tests for the optimal design of the hybrid foundation. The wheel diameter, wheel thickness, and pile length are considered in the analysis. The lateral capacity of the hybrid monopile foundation increas...
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Offshore wind farms are built in coastal areas prone to have earthquakes. When offshore wind turbines (OWTs) erected on cohesionless sediments are subjected to earthquakes, liquefaction might occur in the shallow deposits that might lead to severe overturning and settlement of the foundation structure. A novel hybrid foundation structure is propose...
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Wind energy is a promising source of renewable energy and is projected to shift to offshore areas increasingly. Monopile foundation is one of the most commonly used foundations for offshore wind applications with the priority in load bearing capability and initial cost. This study describes an innovative monopile foundation, which institutes a crea...
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In this study, a hybrid monopile-friction wheel-bucket (MFB) foundation for offshore wind turbines is proposed. A bucket and a friction wheel are integrated with a monopile. The friction wheel is filled with scattered material to provide distributed surcharge loads to the subsoil. A series of geotechnical centrifuge tests was performed under monoto...
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The hybrid foundation of combining a friction wheel with a monopile is an innovative solution for offshore structures subjected to large lateral-moment loading. In this paper, the lateral-moment response of the monopile-friction wheel foundation in saturated sand are investigated via centrifuge tests and three-dimensional finite element method (FEM...
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Some offshore wind farms are built in seismically active areas. The offshore wind turbine (OWTs) are high-rise structures and sensitive to lateral failures during the earthquake. In this study, an innovative hybrid monopile foundation is proposed for OWTs. A series of centrifuge shake table tests is conducted to investigate the seismic response and...
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Pile foundation is one of the most commonly used foundations for offshore and coastal structures. This paper describes an innovative design for the pile foundation, which institutes an innovative strategy over traditional pile foundation to achieve higher axial bearing capacity. This is achieved by adding restriction plates inside the pile to help...
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The suction bucket foundation is turning to be an increasingly prevalent foundation for offshore wind turbines (OWTs). In this study, a series of centrifuge tests are performed to investigate the vertical bearing capacity of the suction bucket foundation in sandy soil under drained condition. Four bucket models are tested by considering the influen...
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Some large capacity offshore wind turbines are constructed in seismically active areas. The occurrence of soil liquefaction during an earthquake can result in severe failures of the offshore wind turbine. The seismic response of the structure and the failure mechanism of the soil-structure interactions are necessary to investigate. In this study, t...
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This paper evaluates the lateral performance of a monopile reinforced by a gravel wheel for offshore structures via centrifuge tests and three-dimensional finite-element (FE) modelings. The gravel wheel comprises a ring frame placed on the pile head and filled with large particles to potentially utilize gravel or crushed stone in offshore areas. Th...
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Suction bucket foundations are promising foundation options for offshore wind turbines, which are usually subjected to a relative high lateral-moment loading. To investigate the lateral-moment loading capacity of bucket foundations, a group of three-dimensional finiteelement simulations with different bucket dimensions in both loose and dense satur...
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The monopile has been widely used to support offshore and coastal structures. A series of centrifuge tests has been performed to investigate the bearing capacity of large diameter monopiles in sandy soil. Both static tests and cyclic tests have been conducted for open-ended and close-ended model piles, and the effects of influence factors, such as...
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The new type of foundation which comprises a monopile and a friction wheel is an innovative solution for offshore structures subjected to large lateral loading and has not been extensively investigated. In this paper, two types of friction wheels, namely the solid wheel and gravel wheel, are integrated to a monopile respectively to perform as hybri...
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The support structure for offshore wind turbines (OWTs) plays significant roles in maintaining the structural stability and reducing the initial cost. An innovative hybrid monopile foundation for OWTs is proposed. The concept has a wider adaptability by using established knowledge to solve for new problems. A series of centrifuge tests is performed...
Conference Paper
Offshore wind farms that are constructed in seismic active areas have high requirements for their foundation designs. The earthquake induced soil liquefaction may cause severe damage to the whole structure and consequently influence the operation of wind turbines. Monopile foundation has been widely used currently, and based on this type of foundat...
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Monopile foundation have been widely used for offshore wind projects. With growing size of offshore wind turbines and their deeper water depth, stronger foundations are needed. The hybrid monopile foundation, which combines a monopile with a friction wheel, is investigated in this study. A series of centrifuge tests was performed on foundation mode...
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Offshore wind turbines are generally subjected to large lateral-moment loadings induced by wave, wind, and ice. Friction wheel foundation, which is a mono-pile with a friction wheel near the seabed, has been proposed and proved by previous studies to effectively increase the stiffness and bearing capacity of the mono-pile under later-moment loading...
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Wind shear models are commonly used to predict the wind speed at wind turbine hub heights from the wind data collected at the elevation of the monitoring station. In many cases, the model parameters are based on empirical values recommended by design specifications that reflect the site conditions. This paper evaluates the benefits of incorporating...
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The sustainable development of offshore wind energy requires thorough investigations on technological issues. The substructure, which acts as the natural link between technologies and environments, is a critical topic for the offshore wind industry. This paper presents a comprehensive review of variable types of offshore wind substructures associat...
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The hybrid monopile-friction wheel foundation is an innovative alternative for offshore wind turbines. The concept has wider adaptability and can be used as reinforcement method for existing monopiles. A series of centrifuge tests was performed to investigate the lateral bearing capacities of the hybrid foundation under monotonic loads. Five founda...
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The support structure of an offshore wind turbine (OWT) accounts for up to 25% of the capital cost; therefore, investigations into reliable and efficient foundations are critical for the offshore wind turbine industry. This paper describes an innovative hybrid monopile foundation for OWTs, which is an optimization of the original monopile foundatio...
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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the improved suction bucket foundation (ISBF) for the offshore wind turbine. The ISBF included the design of two types of internal compartments inside buckets with different aspect ratios (AP). A series of centrifuge tests were performed to investigate the lateral bearing behavior of ISBF in four types of sa...
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Suction bucket foundation is a promising alternative for offshore wind turbine foundations. The lateral bearing behavior and failure mechanism are significant topics for optimizing its design criteria. In this study, a group of centrifuge tests were performed to investigate the lateral bearing capacity of suction bucket foundation with three aspect...
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Wind Energy is the one of the most promising renewable energy. Suction bucket foundation is considered to be a viable type of wind turbine foundation. Soil liquefaction caused by earthquakes at offshore seismic active area may lead to a significant degradation of soil strength and stiffness. In this study, nine centrifuge tests were carried out to...
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The lateral bearing behaviors of suction bucket foundations for offshore wind turbines are investigated by centrifuge modelling in this paper. The centrifuge tests were performed in lightly over-consolidated clay and heavily over-consolidated clay, and three bucket foundation models with aspect ratios of 0.38, 0.5, and 1.3 were tested. The tests we...
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Bucket foundation has been used extensively in offshore facilities to resist combined lateral and moment loading. The lateral loading capacity and interaction between the soil and foundation is of great interest to geotechnical engineers. In this paper, finite element models of a bucket foundation with two aspect ratios (L/D, where L is the skirt l...
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Liquefaction of soil resulting from earthquakes can lead to the failure of structures due to the significant reduction of the foundation bearing capacity. Offshore wind foundations are the type of structures that may be susceptible to earthquake damage. Gravity and Mono-pile foundations are typically adopted for offshore wind turbines in past proje...
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With the rapid development of offshore wind energy, the seismic stability of foundation structures is a concern, especially if the soil is sandy soil that is susceptible to liquefaction. One of the commonly used foundation structures for offshore wind is the bucket foundation. A group of centrifuge tests were performed to study the seismic behavior...
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The vast and advantages of offshore wind resources continuously motivate the development of offshore floating wind turbines. This paper describes a model and proceeds preliminary design of a 60 meter deep offshore Tension Leg Platform (TLP) floating foundation for the NREL 5 MW prototype wind turbine and analysis the reliability of the wind turbine...
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The development of offshore wind energy is fast as it is clean, safe, and of high efficiency. The harsh marine environment raises high demand on the foundation design of offshore wind turbine. Earthquake loading is one of the most significant factors which should be considered in the design phase. In this paper, a group of earthquake centrifuge tes...
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There is an increasing concern about encouraging customer loads to provide demand response to help discipline electricity markets and improve economic efficiency. The implementation of demand response increases the extent of users' participation. Thus proper price-based demand response can result in noticeable peak shifting. Due to the integration...

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