American Society of Civil Engineers


Stability of Rubble Mound Breakwaters Using High Density Rock


by Einar Helgason, Ph.D., (Stud., Aalborg University, Hydraulic & Coastal Engineering Laboratory, Sohngaardsholmsvej 57, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark E-mail: i5eh@civil.auc.dk), Hans F. Burcharth, (Prof. Dr., techn. Aalborg University, Hydraulic & Coastal Engineering Laboratory, Sohngaardsholmsvej 57, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark E-mail: i5hfb@civil.auc.dk), and Jo/rgen Bülow Beck, (Senior Partner Havnecon Consulting ApS, Verstergade 15 III, 7620 Lemvig, Denmark E-mail: havnecon@post2.tele.dk)

pp. 1935-1945, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40549(276)151)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Coastal Engineering 2000
Abstract: The present paper discusses the effect of mass density on stability of rubble mound breakwaters. A short literature review of existing knowledge is give to establish a background for the ongoing research. Furthermore, several model tests are described in which the stability of rubble mound breakwaters with armour stones of different densities are investigated. The results from the model test are discussed with respect to application and further research.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Armor units
Breakwaters
Density
Model tests
Stability