Stability of Cubipod Armoured Roundheads in Short Crested Waves

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Abstract

The paper presents a comparison of the stability of concrete cube armour and Cubipod armour in a breakwater roundhead with slope 1:1.5, exposed to both 2-D (long-crested) and 3-D (short-crested) waves. The model tests were performed at the Hydraulics and Coastal Engineering Laboratory at Aalborg University, Denmark. The model tests showed that Cubipod armour is more stable than cube armour when exposed to longer waves (steepness approx. 0.025) and has equal stability to cubes in shorter waves. The Cubipod armour layer contained due to its high porosity approximately 6-17% less concrete than the cube armour layer. Therefore, it was concluded that per used volume of concrete the Cubipods perform better than the cubes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Engineering 2010 : Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering
EditorsJane McKee Smith, Patrick Lynett
Number of pages10
PublisherCoastal Engineering Research Council
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering ICCE 2010 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 30 Jun 20105 Jul 2010

Conference

Conference32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering ICCE 2010
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period30/06/201005/07/2010
SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering
Number32

Bibliographical note

Paper No. 259. Published at http://journals.tdl.org/ICCE/issue/view/154

Keywords

  • Breakwaters
  • Concrete Armour
  • Cubipod
  • Roundheads
  • Short-Crested Waves

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    Burcharth, H. F., Andersen, T. L., & Medina, J. R. (2011). Stability of Cubipod Armoured Roundheads in Short Crested Waves. In J. M. Smith, & P. Lynett (Eds.), Coastal Engineering 2010: Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering Coastal Engineering Research Council. Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering, No. 32