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Berm breakwater structures

Objective



The overall objective of the research project on berm breakwater structures is to arrive at a better design basis, which will bring the design standards of berm breakwaters up to the level of design standards for other civil engineering structures. This objective will be reached by establishing an understanding of the physics of berm breakwaters, studies of problems related to practical engineering applications, and studies of three-dimensional effects.

The research is a combination of theoretical work, physical model testing and numerical modelling and is divided into four tasks:

- Physics of berm breakwaters; study of scale effects, flow on and in berm breakwaters, water particle velocities, and forces on single stones on a berm breakwater.

- Studies of profile development; numerical modelling related both to engineering and research aspects and establishment of a new set of parameter equations for the developed profile of berm breakwaters.
- Studies of structural aspects of berm breakwaters; investigation of toe and scour protection stability, analysis of the experience from prototype berm breakwaters and probabilistic analysis of the stability of berm breakwater structures.

- Three-dimensional effects; physical model testing and numerical modelling for studying the stability of berm breakwater roundheads and trunk sections exposed to oblique wave attack.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

Dansk Hydraulisk Institut
Address
5,Agern Allé
2970 Hørsholm
Denmark

Participants (6)

Foundation for Technical and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Instituteof Technology
Norway
Address

7034 Trondheim
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Imperial College Road, Exhibition Road
SW7 2BU London
Stichting Waterloopkundig Laboratorium
Netherlands
Address

8300 AD Emmeloord
Technische Universiteit Delft
Netherlands
Address
1,Stevinweg 1
2628 BL Delft
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Viale Del Risorgimento 2
40136 Bologna
Ålborg Universitetscenter
Denmark
Address
57,Sohngårdsholmsvej
9000 Ålborg