Design And Construction Of Mounds For Breakwaters And Coastal Protection

Hans F. Burcharth, F.B.J. Barends, A. Brebner, C. Bretschneider, F. Vasco Costa, E.R. Funke, A. van Garderen, A. Günbak, O.G. Houmb, P. Johanneson, C. Koutitas, A. Kramer, J. Larras, E.P.D. Mansard, J.F. Maquet, M.A. Mesta, S. Noble, H. Rye, W. Sackinger, T. SawaragiA.W.S. Smith, P. Vellinga, G. Viggoson, C.R. Weggel

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Design and construction of mound breakwaters has during the last 5 to 10 years entered a new era. The major reason for that is the realization of problems encountered as it became necessary to erect port structures on more exposed shores and in deeper waters. As a consequence of that the P.I.A.N.C . (Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses) established several "Waves Committees" to deal with wave criteria useful for design as well as with the interact.ion between waves and structure s (21). Other institutes or agencies held special wave seminars or breakwater symposia. Progress, however, was not only achieved by such positive measures, but, unintentionally , by the numerous breakdowns of, or severe damages to , large breakwaters soon after their completion in the period 1976-1981 (Chapter 5). This demonstrated clearly that these structures were not able to stand up to the forces they were exposed to.
The following sections discuss the stability of mound breakwaters, reasons for failure and design principles. A number of major failures are mentioned specifically. In each case an attempt has been made to explore and explain the reason for the failure.
Antal sider938
ISBN (Trykt)0-4444-42391-5
StatusUdgivet - 1985
NavnDevelopments in Geotechnical Engineering


  • Breakwaters
  • Rough Plane Permeable Slopes
  • Wave Breaking
  • Wave Reflection
  • Swash Height
  • Smooth Slopes
  • Irregular Waves
  • Regular Waves
  • Permeable Slopes
  • Overtopping
  • Rubble Mounds
  • Stability
  • Wave Spectra
  • Mound Structures
  • Ice Effects
  • Design Matrix
  • Breakdown Tests
  • Accumulated Damages
  • Low-Crest Breakwaters


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