Fatigue in Breakwater Concrete Armour Units

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Abstract

The reliability of rubble mound breakwaters depends on the hydraulic stability and the mechanical strength of the armour units. The paper deals with the important aspect of fatigue related to the strength of concrete armour units. Results showing significant fatigue from impact tests with Dolosse made of unreinforced and steel fibre reinforced flyash concrete are presented. Moreover universal graphs for fatigue in armour units made of conventional unreinforced concrete exposed to impact load and pulsating load are presented. The effect of fibre reinforcement and the implementation of fatigue in a stochastic design process are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Coastal Engineering : ICCE '84 : Houston, Texas, September 3-7 1984
EditorsBilly L. Edge
Number of pages17
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Publication date1985
Pages2592-2607
Chapter174
Publication statusPublished - 1985
EventThe 19th International Conference on Coastal Engineering : ICCE '84 - Houston, Texas, United States
Duration: 3 Sep 19847 Sep 1984

Conference

ConferenceThe 19th International Conference on Coastal Engineering : ICCE '84
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, Texas
Period03/09/198407/09/1984

Keywords

  • Armor Units
  • Breakwaters
  • Concrete
  • Fatigue
  • Fiber Reinforced Materials

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    Burcharth, H. F. (1985). Fatigue in Breakwater Concrete Armour Units. In B. L. Edge (Ed.), Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Coastal Engineering : ICCE '84: Houston, Texas, September 3-7 1984 (pp. 2592-2607). American Society of Civil Engineers.