Stability of Accropode(R) and Comparison with Parallelepipedic Blockby Braulio G. Madrigal, Centro de Estudios de Puertos y, Costas, Madrid, Spain,
José Lozano, Centro de Estudios de Puertos y, Costas, Madrid, Spain,
Abstract: This paper describes the tests which were performed on physical models with irregular waves, to determine the hydraulic stability of the Accropode(R) along both the trunk and head sections of the sloping breakwater. Tests were carried out simultaneously on the two types of section, using parallelepipedic blocks, as this type of block being widely used for breakwaters constructed around the Spanish coast. Finally, the results of both units were compared.
Subject Headings: Model tests | Hydraulic models | Breakwaters | Slope stability | Physical models | Structural models | Irregular waves
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