Wave Forces on Breakwater Capstones

by G. Sigurdsson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 3, Pg. 27-60

Document Type: Journal Paper


Model studies on rubble-mound breakwater section in order to investigate hydraulic forces that act on individual capstones; magnitude and distribution with depth of forces were determined and correlated with wave characteristics and breakwater geometry; exploration of kinematic conditions in breaker zone; it was found that most dangerous forces from standpoint of breakwater failure occur under toe of advancing breaker or when water is flowing out of breakwater.

Subject Headings: Breakwaters | Wave forces | Hydraulic models | Structural models | Forensic engineering | Breaking waves | Geometrics | Kinematic waves

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