A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine

A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine

Technische Universiteit Delft

H-index: 40

Europe-Netherlands

About A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine

A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine, With an exceptional h-index of 40 and a recent h-index of 26 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at Technische Universiteit Delft, specializes in the field of dynamics of structures, moving loads, vortex-induced vibrations, ice-induced vibrations, high-speed trains.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Underwater noise from vibratory pile driving with non-linear frictional pile–soil interaction

Dynamic amplifications in railway transition zones: performance evaluation of sleeper configurations using energy criterion

Contactless control of suspended loads for offshore installations: Proof of concept using magnetic interaction

A new numerical modelling framework for fixed oscillating water column wave energy conversion device combining BEM and CFD methods: Validation with experiments

Quantifying the impact of stiffness distributions on the dynamic behaviour of railway transition zones

A numerical study on the effect of asymmetry on underwater noise emission in offshore monopile installation

Design of railway transition zones: A novel energy-based criterion

Motion Control of a Pendulum via Magnetic Interaction

A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine Information

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Technische Universiteit Delft

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5611

Citations(since 2020)

2293

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40

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26

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97

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Technische Universiteit Delft

A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine Skills & Research Interests

dynamics of structures

moving loads

vortex-induced vibrations

ice-induced vibrations

high-speed trains

Top articles of A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine

Underwater noise from vibratory pile driving with non-linear frictional pile–soil interaction

Authors

Timo Molenkamp,Athanasios Tsetas,Apostolos Tsouvalas,Andrei Metrikine

Journal

Journal of Sound and Vibration

Published Date

2024/4/28

Vibratory offshore pile driving offers a potential solution for reducing the underwater noise generated during the installation of foundation piles compared to using impact hammers. Existing noise prediction models are specifically tailored to impact pile driving scenarios. This paper introduces a novel methodology for underwater noise predictions during vibratory pile driving. A non-linear driveability model is utilised to derive realistic non-linear interface friction forces, which are then incorporated into a noise prediction model. The study emphasises the significance of integrating a driveability analysis, revealing substantial differences from traditional models that assume perfect contact between the pile and soil. The authors argue that the proposed model provides more realistic outcomes when considering smooth driving without refusal, in contrast to traditional models designed for impact piling. The results illustrate …

Dynamic amplifications in railway transition zones: performance evaluation of sleeper configurations using energy criterion

Authors

Avni Jain,Andrei Metrikine,MJMM Steenbergen,Karel N van Dalen

Journal

Frontiers in Built Environment

Published Date

2024/4/24

Railway transition zones (RTZs) are regions of inhomogeneity in railway tracks where the track crosses stiffer structures, such as bridges or culverts. This inhomogeneity (Jain et al., 2023a) results in an abrupt jump in stiffness experienced by the moving load, causing significant dynamic amplification (Ognibene et al., 2019; Paixão et al., 2021; Charoenwong et al., 2023) and eventually contributing to differential settlement in RTZs. In addition to this,

Contactless control of suspended loads for offshore installations: Proof of concept using magnetic interaction

Authors

Panagiota Atzampou,Peter C Meijers,Apostolos Tsouvalas,Andrei V Metrikine

Journal

Journal of Sound and Vibration

Published Date

2024/4/14

Current offshore wind turbine installation and positioning methods require mechanical equipment attached on the lifted components and human intervention. The present paper studies the development of a contactless motion compensation technique by investigating a magnetically controlled pendulum. The technique involves the interaction of a magnetic pendulum with an electromagnetic actuator. Two control modes are considered: the imposition of a desired motion to the mass and the motion attenuation of a prescribed pivot excitation. The numerical model is validated and calibrated against experiments and demonstrates excellent predictive capabilities. The control exerted is effective for a broad range of excitation frequencies and amplitudes. Important parameters associated with the performance of the technique such as the separation distance of the magnets and the saturation of the controller are identified …

A new numerical modelling framework for fixed oscillating water column wave energy conversion device combining BEM and CFD methods: Validation with experiments

Authors

Vaibhav Raghavan,Irene Simonetti,Andrei V Metrikine,George Lavidas,Lorenzo Cappietti

Journal

Ocean Engineering

Published Date

2024/6/1

The Oscillating Water Column (OWC) wave energy converter has been shown to have high potential, thus rendering extensive development in recent years. In order to further accelerate its development, highly accurate yet computationally efficient tools are necessary particularly when studying the interaction of multiple OWC devices. This paper proposes a new framework for fixed OWC devices with an orifice, that uses the input from a high fidelity non-linear numerical model to improve the accuracy of a low fidelity linear numerical model keeping computational costs low. This is done by accounting for the non-linearities in the pressure-flow of an orifice in the input to the linear numerical model. Experimental data is used to validate the framework, thus providing an accurate and computationally efficient linear numerical model, that can be used for the preliminary analysis of fixed OWC devices.

Quantifying the impact of stiffness distributions on the dynamic behaviour of railway transition zones

Authors

Avni Jain,Yuriy Marykovskiy,Andrei V Metrikine,Karel N van Dalen

Journal

Transportation Geotechnics

Published Date

2024/2/15

Railway transition zones (RTZs) are regions where abrupt track stiffness changes occur that may lead to dynamic amplifications and subsequent track deterioration. The design challenges for these zones arise due to variations in material properties in both the depth (trackbed layers composed of different materials) and longitudinal directions of the track, as well as temporal variations in mechanical properties of materials due to several external factors over the operational period. This research aims to investigate the effects of these variations in material properties (i.e., of the resulting stiffness distributions in vertical and longitudinal directions) on the behaviour of RTZs, assess from this perspective the performance of a novel transition structure called the SHIELD, and establish a methodology for designing a robust solution to mitigate the dynamic amplifications in these zones. Results indicate that stiffness variations …

A numerical study on the effect of asymmetry on underwater noise emission in offshore monopile installation

Authors

Timo Molenkamp,Apostolos Tsouvalas,Andrei Metrikine

Journal

Ocean Engineering

Published Date

2024/5/1

Offshore wind energy holds significant promise as a solution in the energy transition. However, installing offshore pile foundations can generate substantial levels of underwater noise, posing potential risks to marine life. This paper examines the influence of asymmetric impact forces and pile inclination on producing underwater noise and seabed vibrations based on cases of a small- and large-diameter monopile. The study focuses on scenarios involving inclined and eccentric forces and tilted piles. The analysis reveals that non-symmetrical conditions significantly impact the sound pressure levels around the ring frequency of the pile due to various noise generation mechanisms. However, it is observed that the vertical component of the impact force predominantly contributes to the generation of underwater noise, primarily due to its considerably higher amplitude.

Design of railway transition zones: A novel energy-based criterion

Authors

A Jain,AV Metrikine,MJMM Steenbergen,KN van Dalen

Journal

Transportation Geotechnics

Published Date

2024/5/1

Railway transition zones (RTZs) experience higher rates of degradation compared to open tracks, which leads to increased maintenance costs and reduced availability. Despite existing literature on railway track assessment and maintenance, effective design solutions for RTZs are still limited. Therefore, a robust design criterion is required to develop effective solutions. This paper presents a two-step approach for the formulation of a preliminary-design criterion to delay the onset of processes leading to uneven track geometry in RTZs. Firstly, a systematic analysis of each track component in a RTZ is performed by examining spatial and temporal variations in kinematic responses, stresses and energies using a finite element model of an embankment-bridge transition. Secondly, the study proposes an energy-based criterion to be assessed using a model with linear elastic material behavior and states that an …

Motion Control of a Pendulum via Magnetic Interaction

Authors

Panagiota Atzampou,PC Meijers,A Tsouvalas,A Metrikine

Published Date

2023

The present study introduces a modified version of PID Control for the case of a magnetically controlled pendulum. The response was observed in both experimental and numerical simulations taking into consideration the efficiency of the control and the non-linear forces exerted.

Experimental and numerical study of a magnetic pendulum

Authors

PC Meijers,Panagiota Atzampou,Andrei Metrikine

Published Date

2023

An experiment has been performed on a magnetic pendulum, which interacts with an electromagnet. The free non-linear vibrations of the pendulum-magnet system are studied to identify and analyse the system’s characteristics. Due to the presence of the electromagnet, a modulation of the pendulum’s natural frequency is observed. A mathematical model is formulated that is able to reproduce the experimental results.

Semi-analytical solution for the 3D response of a tunnel embedded in an elastic half-space subject to seismic waves

Authors

Mingjuan Zhao,João Manuel de Oliveira Barbosa,Andrei V Metrikine,Karel N van Dalen

Journal

Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

Published Date

2023/11/1

This paper presents a semi-analytical solution for the 3D problem of a cylindrical tunnel embedded in an elastic half-space subject to plane harmonic compressional and shear waves. Both the tunnel and soil are modelled as an elastic continuum. Conformal mapping is employed to transform the original physical domain with boundary surfaces of two different types onto an image domain with surfaces of the same type, which makes the problem easier to solve. The total wave field in the half-space consists of incident and reflected (from the half-space surface) plane waves, as well as directly and secondary scattered cylindrical waves, while the total wave field in the tunnel consists of refracted cylindrical waves. The secondary scattered waves, generated when the cylindrical waves directly scattered from the tunnel meet the half-space surface, are represented by cylindrical waves that originate from an image source …

A non-linear three-dimensional pile–soil model for vibratory pile installation in layered media

Authors

Athanasios Tsetas,Apostolos Tsouvalas,Andrei V Metrikine

Journal

International Journal of Solids and Structures

Published Date

2023/5/1

This paper presents a computationally efficient model for vibratory pile installation. A semi-analytical finite element (SAFE) model for thin cylindrical shells is derived to represent the pile. The linear dynamic response of the soil medium is described by means of Green’s functions via the Thin-Layer Method (TLM) coupled with Perfectly Matched Layers (PMLs) to account for the underlying elastic half-space. Furthermore, the non-linear pile–soil interaction is addressed through a history-dependent frictional interface and a visco-elasto-plastic tip reaction model that can be characterized on the basis of standard geotechnical in-situ measurements. The solution to the non-linear dynamic pile–soil interaction problem is based on the sequential application of the Harmonic Balance Method (HBM). The constituent components of the model are first benchmarked against established numerical schemes. Subsequently, model …

Railway transition zones: evaluation of existing transition structures and a newly proposed transition structure

Authors

A Jain,AV Metrikine,MJMM Steenbergen,KN van Dalen

Journal

International Journal of Rail Transportation

Published Date

2023/10/28

This comprehensive study addresses the persistent issue of railway transition zone degradation, evaluating the efficacy of the most commonly used mitigation measures and proposing a novel Safe Hull-Inspired Energy Limiting Design (SHIELD) of a transition structure. Firstly, this work assesses the traditional transition structures, including horizontal and inclined approach slabs and transition wedges, using commonly studied responses (kinematic response and stress) and a recently proposed criterion based on total strain energy minimization. The second part of the paper evaluates the newly introduced transition structuress (SHIELD) using the same criterion as used for the evaluation of the traditional transition structures. A detailed investigation of existing and a new design using a 2-dimensional finite element model shows SHIELD’s effectiveness in managing energy flow at transition zones and provides …

Ground motion reduction in vibratory pile driving via axial and torsional vibrations

Authors

Athanasios Tsetas,Apostolos Tsouvalas,Andrei V Metrikine

Journal

Proceedings of the 29th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, 2023

Published Date

2023

In this paper, the characteristics of the induced ground motion are studied for two pile installation methods. Specifically, the classical axial vibratory driving is compared with the Gentle Driving of Piles (GDP) method, to investigate the effect of high-frequency torsional excitation in the soil response. For that purpose, a non-linear 3-D axisymmetric pile-soil interaction model-benchmarked against field data for both methods-is used to perform the numerical study. The friction redirection mechanism, that is mobilized due to the torsional excitation in GDP, leads to a different wavefield in the soil medium compared to axial vibro-driving. In the latter only SV-P wave motions are elicited, whereas torsion introduces SH wave motions as well. For the numerical study, the model is comprised by a thin cylindrical shell coupled with a linear elastic layered half-space through a history-dependent frictional interface. The Thin-Layer Method (TLM) coupled with Perfectly Matched Layers (PMLs) is employed to accurately describe the wave motion in the soil medium. Comparisons in terms of the peak particle velocities (PPVs) and soil particle trajectories showcase significant motion reduction due to redirection of the soil friction forces, which elicits high-frequency SH waves and reduces the SV-P wave motion.

The influence of contact relaxation on underwater noise emission and seabed vibrations due to offshore vibratory pile installation

Authors

Timo Molenkamp,Apostolos Tsouvalas,Andrei Metrikine

Journal

Frontiers in Marine Science

Published Date

2023/3/27

The growing interest in offshore wind leads to an increasing number of wind farms planned to be constructed in the coming years. Installation of these piles often causes high underwater noise levels that harm aquatic life. State-of-the-art models have problems in predicting the noise and seabed vibrations from vibratory pile driving. A significant reason for that is the modeling of the sediment and its interaction with the driven pile. In principle, linear vibroacoustic models assume perfect contact between pile and soil, i.e., no pile slip. In this study, this pile-soil interface condition is relaxed, and a slip condition is implemented that allows vertical motion of the pile relative to the soil. First, a model is developed which employs contact spring elements between the pile and the soil, allowing the former to move relative to the latter in the vertical direction. The developed model is then verified against a finite element software. Second, a parametric study is conducted to investigate the effect of the interface conditions on the emitted wave field. The results show that the noise generation mechanism depends strongly on the interface conditions. Third, this study concludes that models developed to predict noise emission from impact pile driving are not directly suitable for vibratory pile driving since the pile-soil interaction becomes essential for the noise generation in the latter case.

The mechanics of the Gentle Driving of Piles

Authors

Athanasios Tsetas,Apostolos Tsouvalas,Andrei V Metrikine

Journal

International Journal of Solids and Structures

Published Date

2023/10/15

Gentle Driving of Piles (GDP) is a new vibratory installation technology for tubular (mono)piles. It is characterized by the simultaneous application of low-frequency axial and high-frequency torsional vibrations, envisaged to achieve both high installation performance and reduced underwater noise emissions. The concept of GDP has been demonstrated experimentally in a medium-scale onshore field campaign, showcasing the potential of the method in terms of installation and post-installation performances. To further comprehend the mechanics of the GDP method, the driving process is studied by means of a novel pile–soil model; this framework has been recently developed and successfully applied to the problem of axial vibratory driving. In particular, the pile is treated as a thin cylindrical shell via a Semi-analytical Finite Element (SAFE) approach and a linear elastic layered soil half-space is considered via the …

Comparative analysis of the dynamic amplifications due to inhomogeneities at railway transition zones

Authors

A Jain,K van Dalen,A Metrikine,A Faragau,MJMM Steenbergen

Journal

Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance

Published Date

2023

Transition zones in railway tracks experience strong amplification of stress and strain fields due to the passage of train over inhomogeneity. The inhomogeneity in these zones can be attributed to changes in mechanical properties of material along the longitudinal direction of the track, and to displacement/traction discontinuities at interfaces leading to an amplified response in railway transition zones (TZ) with respect to the open tracks. In this paper, different kinds of inhomogeneities are considered in isolation and in combination to study the effects on railway track components in transition zone. The first type of inhomogeneity considered is non-uniformity of materials at various levels of the track along the longitudinal direction. The second type of inhomogeneity that will be considered arises from displacement and traction discontinuities at the interface of soil and structure and at the interface of sleepers and ballast (hanging sleepers). The results provide necessary insight for the design of effective mitigation measures to prevent the amplified response in railway TZ.

The post-installation performance of piles installed with a novel driving method: field tests and numerical modelling

Authors

Evangelos Kementzetzidis,Federico Pisanò,Athanasios Tsetas,Sergio S Gòmez,Andrei Metrikine

Journal

Symposium on Energy Geotechnics 2023

Published Date

2023/10/3

Since the industrial revolution, humanity's impact on the planet has increased significantly. The growth of global economies and population size in the 20th century was fueled by the combustion of fossil fuels. In an effort to reduce the impact of human kind on the environment, governments ratified landmark agreements such as the Montreal Protocol in 1987, the UNFCCC in 1992, the Kyoto Protocol in 2005, and the Paris Agreement in 2015.

Gentle Driving of Piles (GDP) at a sandy site combining axial and torsional vibrations: Part II-cyclic/dynamic lateral loading tests

Authors

Evangelos Kementzetzidis,Federico Pisanò,Ahmed SK Elkadi,Apostolos Tsouvalas,Andrei V Metrikine

Journal

Ocean Engineering

Published Date

2023/2/15

Gentle Driving of Piles (GDP) is a new technology for the vibratory installation of tubular (mono)piles. Its founding principle is that both efficient installation and low noise emission can be achieved by applying to the pile a combination of axial and torsional vibrations. Preliminary development and demonstration of the proposed technology are the main objectives of the GDP research programme. To this end, onshore medium-scale tests in sand have been performed on piles installed using both impact and vibratory driving methods (including GDP). While the results of the installation tests are presented by Tsetas et al. (2023), this work focuses on the post-installation performance of GDP-driven piles under a sequence of slow/large-amplitude (cyclic) and faster/low-amplitude (dynamic) load parcels. The field data point out the influence of onshore unsaturated soil conditions, which result in complex cyclic pile stiffness …

Dynamic Pile Response During Vibratory Driving and Modal-Based Strain Field Mapping

Authors

S Sánchez Gómez,A Tsetas,A Tsouvalas,A Metrikine

Journal

Recent Trends in Wave Mechanics and Vibrations-Proceedings of WMVC 2022

Published Date

2023

For offshore wind turbines (OWTs), the monopile comprises the most common type of foundation and vibratory driving is one of the main techniques for monopile installation (and decommissioning). In practice, prior to pile installation, a pile driving analysis is performed to select the appropriate installation device and the relevant settings. However, pile penetration results from a complicated vibrator-pile-soil interaction and better understanding of the latter is necessary for an efficient installation process. During the course of installation, the interface and boundary conditions of the pile continuously alter due to the soil layering and the non-linearity of the soil reaction. In this paper, a set of experimental data from an onshore experimental campaign are employed in a numerical scheme to identify the pile strain field based on in vacuo modes of simpler yet related systems. By mapping the pile strain field onto physically-based shape functions, the evolution of the soil reaction during pile installation can be studied, in order to facilitate the back-analysis of driving records and, by extension, improve pile drivability and vibro-acoustics predictions.

CMIP6 wave climate simulation in the European North East Atlantic Basin using WaveWatch III

Authors

Ponni Maya,George Lavidas,Andrei Metrikine,Matias Alday Gonzalez

Journal

Proceedings of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

Published Date

2023/9/2

Climate change is expected to have an impact on wind patterns, and therefore the generation of waves. Phase 6 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6), provides various realization of outputs integrated global coupled models for different centuries. Wind quality is a cornerstone for wave energy as it is the primary generation driver in any wave model. Therefore, proper quantification of wind wave interactions are key in the evaluation of future wave energy potential. In this study, a wave hindcast for the North-East Atlantic, using the WaveWatchIII model forced by CMIP6 winds is presented. The model uses a grid of 0.25 of spatial resolution, covering a longitude range of-21.0 to 10 (west to east) and a latitude range of 18 to 80 (south to north).

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What is A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine's h-index at Technische Universiteit Delft?

The h-index of A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine has been 26 since 2020 and 40 in total.

What are A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

Underwater noise from vibratory pile driving with non-linear frictional pile–soil interaction

Dynamic amplifications in railway transition zones: performance evaluation of sleeper configurations using energy criterion

Contactless control of suspended loads for offshore installations: Proof of concept using magnetic interaction

A new numerical modelling framework for fixed oscillating water column wave energy conversion device combining BEM and CFD methods: Validation with experiments

Quantifying the impact of stiffness distributions on the dynamic behaviour of railway transition zones

A numerical study on the effect of asymmetry on underwater noise emission in offshore monopile installation

Design of railway transition zones: A novel energy-based criterion

Motion Control of a Pendulum via Magnetic Interaction

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are the top articles of A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine at Technische Universiteit Delft.

What are A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine's research interests?

The research interests of A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine are: dynamics of structures, moving loads, vortex-induced vibrations, ice-induced vibrations, high-speed trains

What is A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine's total number of citations?

A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine has 5,611 citations in total.

What are the co-authors of A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine?

The co-authors of A.(Andrei) V. Metrikine are Matthew Cartmell, Akke Suiker, Ole Andre Øiseth, Chris Geurts, Karel N. van Dalen, Eliz-Mari Lourens.

    Co-Authors

    H-index: 41
    Matthew Cartmell

    Matthew Cartmell

    University of Strathclyde

    H-index: 35
    Akke Suiker

    Akke Suiker

    Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

    H-index: 30
    Ole Andre Øiseth

    Ole Andre Øiseth

    Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet

    H-index: 15
    Chris Geurts

    Chris Geurts

    Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

    H-index: 15
    Karel N. van Dalen

    Karel N. van Dalen

    Technische Universiteit Delft

    H-index: 15
    Eliz-Mari Lourens

    Eliz-Mari Lourens

    Technische Universiteit Delft

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