A model test study was conducted to study overtopping and front slope stability of homogenous and multi-layered berm breakwaters. The two breakwater types are compared and cons and pros are listed. The study shows that the optimum number of stone classes might be significantly lower than what has previously been used in the Icelandic type of berm breakwater because it seems that the number of stone classes in the berm can be reduced from five to two without significantly influencing overtopping and stability performance. Moreover, the new results are compared to the design formulae established for homogenous berm breakwaters by Lykke Andersen (2006).
|Title of host publication||Coastal Engineering 2008 : Proceedings of the 31st International Conference : Hamburg, Germany, 31 August - 5 September 2008|
|Editors||Jane Mckee Smith|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||9789814277402 (vol.4), 9789814277365 (Set)|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||The International Conference on Coastal Engineering - Hamburg, Germany|
Duration: 31 Aug 2008 → 5 Sept 2008
Conference number: 31
|Conference||The International Conference on Coastal Engineering|
|Period||31/08/2008 → 05/09/2008|
Bibliographical noteThe proceedings is also published as a eProceedings. See the DOI.
- Berm Breakwater
- Stability Front Slope
- Model Tests