The Lessons From Recent Breakwater Failures: developments in breakwater design

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Abstract

The design and construction of breakwaters is a classical task in coastal engineering. Breakwaters have been built, damaged and repaired for hundred of years. It is generally believed that coastal engineering science has improved a lot during the last 20 years. The profession was therefore taken by surprise when a series of major breakwater failures occurred very recently in a four year period.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date1987
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 1987
EventTechnical Congress On Inshore Engineering - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 25 May 198726 May 1987

Conference

ConferenceTechnical Congress On Inshore Engineering
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period25/05/198726/05/1987

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Keywords

  • Breakwater
  • Breakage
  • Armour Layer Blocks
  • Rubble Mound Structures
  • Concrete Armour Units
  • Design
  • Failures
  • Damage Criteria

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Burcharth, H. F. (1987). The Lessons From Recent Breakwater Failures: developments in breakwater design . Paper presented at Technical Congress On Inshore Engineering, Vancouver, Canada.