Application of Reliability Analysis for Optimal Design of Monolithic Vertical Wall Breakwaters

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Abstract

Reliability analysis and reliability-based design of monolithic vertical wall breakwaters are considered. Probabilistic models of some of the most important failure modes are described. The failures are sliding and slip surface failure of a rubble mound and a clay foundation. Relevant design variables are identified and a reliability-based design optimization procedure is formulated. Results from an illustrative example are given.
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Reliability analysis and reliability-based design of monolithic vertical wall breakwaters are considered. Probabilistic models of some of the most important failure modes are described. The failures are sliding and slip surface failure of a rubble mound and a clay foundation. Relevant design variables are identified and a reliability-based design optimization procedure is formulated. Results from an illustrative example are given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries : Proceedings of the 4th International Conference : COPEDEC IV, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 1995
Number of pages17
Publication date1995
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventFourth International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 25 Sep 199529 Sep 1995

Conference

ConferenceFourth International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries
LandBrazil
ByRio de Janeiro
Periode25/09/199529/09/1995

    Research areas

  • Vertical Wall Breakwaters, Reliability, Sliding Failure, Rupture Failure, Design Optimization
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