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Rubble mound breakwater failure modes

Objective



The objective of this research project is to contribute to the development of rational methods for the design of rubble mound breakwaters. The project concentrates on the analysis of breakage of armour made up of randomly placed, large unreinforced armour units and the interaction/correlation between important failure modes such as scour and instability of toe berm, main armour, wave wall, and rear slope instability.

The project methodology, although is mainly experimental, also includes advanced hydraulic model test techniques. Theoretical studies will include system reliability analyses of complete structures.

The expected achievements will make a significant contribution to the elaboration of more sound guidelines for coastal engineers, the use of which will result in structures free from the frequently seen unexpected failures.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Ålborg Universitetscenter
Address
57,Sohngårdsholmsvej
9000 Ålborg
Denmark

Participants (9)

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS
Spain
Address
81,C/ Antonio Lopez 81
28026 Madrid
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Denmark
Address
115,Bygning
2800 Lyngby
Dansk Hydraulisk Institut
Denmark
Address
5,Agern Allé
2970 Hørsholm
H R Wallingford Group Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Howberry Park
OX10 8BA Wallingford
STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM (WL/DELFT HYDRAULICS)
Netherlands
Address
185,Rotterdamseweg 185
2600 MH Delft
Technische Universiteit Delft
Netherlands
Address
1,Stevinweg 1
2628 BL Delft
UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Nienburger Straße 4
30167 Hannover
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Viale Del Risorgimento 2
40136 Bologna
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Via Eudossiana 18
00184 Roma