Experimental Study and Numerical Modeling of Wave Induced Pore Pressure Attenuation Inside a Rubble Mound Breakwater

Peter Troch, Julien De Rouck, Hans Falk Burcharth

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to study the attenuation of the wave induced pore pressures inside the core of a rubble mound breakwater. The knowledge of the distribution and the attenuation of the pore pressures is important for the design of a stable and safe breakwater. The pore pressure attenuation is studied using experimental data (in Section 2) and using a numerical wave flume (in Section 3). The experimental study includes the analysis of large scale data from a physical breakwater model and prototype data from the Zeebrugge breakwater. The large scale data are taken from literature and have been re-analysed in detail with respect to the attenuation characteristics. The analysis follows the method by Burcharth et al. (1999) and confirms the practical calculation method for the attenuation of the pore pressure in the core given in this reference. The attenuation of pore pressures in a breakwater core is also studied in the numerical wave flume VOFbreak. The numerical results are compared to the results from the experimental study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Engineering 2002 : Solving Coastal Conundrums : Proceedings of the 28th International Conference
EditorsSmith, Jane McKee (ed.)
Number of pages13
PublisherWorld Scientific
Publication date2003
Pages1607-1619
ISBN (Print)9812382380
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventThe 28th International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE 2002) - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jul 200212 Jul 2002

Conference

ConferenceThe 28th International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE 2002)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff, Wales
Period07/07/200212/07/2002

Keywords

  • Breakwater
  • Zeebrugge breakwater
  • Waves

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    Troch, P., Rouck, J. D., & Burcharth, H. F. (2003). Experimental Study and Numerical Modeling of Wave Induced Pore Pressure Attenuation Inside a Rubble Mound Breakwater. In Smith, Jane McKee (ed.) (Ed.), Coastal Engineering 2002 : Solving Coastal Conundrums : Proceedings of the 28th International Conference (pp. 1607-1619). World Scientific.