Safety of Marine Structures: from failure experience to the development of design standards for rubble mound breakwaters

H. F. Burcharth

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Abstract

Based on the large number of recent failures of major rubble mound breakwaters
the paper discusses the experience gained so far and points out the weak spots in
our present knowledge. On this base the difficulties in developing design standards
are discussed and it is argued that the principles of a "future safe" design code
for exposed marine structures like breakwaters should be different from the ones
usually applied in modern design standards for conventional structures within civil
engineering. Moreover, results from ongoing development of a design code for
rubble mound breakwaters are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of First International Conference on Ports and Marine Structures, 1990, Tehran, Iran.
Number of pages27
PublisherPorts & Shipping Organization of Iran
Publication date1990
Pages1-27
Publication statusPublished - 1990
EventFirst International Conference on Ports & Marine Structures - Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Duration: 28 May 199030 May 1990
Conference number: 1

Conference

ConferenceFirst International Conference on Ports & Marine Structures
Number1
CountryIran, Islamic Republic of
CityTehran
Period28/05/199030/05/1990

Keywords

  • Rubble Mound Breakwaters
  • Design Standards
  • Marine Structures

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