American Society of Civil Engineers


Crown Wall Parapet Failure after a Severe Wave Storm — Isle of Alboran, Mediterranean Sea


by Vicente Negro, (Assist. Prof., E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain), Ovidio Varela, (Assist. Prof., E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain), Javier Díez, (Prof., E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain), and Gregorio Iglesias, (Assist. Prof., E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos, Universidad de A Coruña)

pp. 1225-1236, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40733(147)101)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Coastal Structures 2003
Abstract: In 2000 a vertical breakwater was completed to shelter the small army harbour on the Isle of Alborán, a small island in the Sea of the same name, halfway between Southeastern Spain and Morocco. In November 2001, a severe storm swept the Alborán Sea. This paper deals with the effects of the storm, the behavior of the vertical breakwater, the damage to the parapet, and the proposed solutions


ASCE Subject Headings:
Breakwaters
Harbors
Spain
Islands