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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR A TETRAPOD BREAKWATER
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The paper addresses two important considerations in optimizing the cross-section design of a tetrapod breakwater: the shape and weight of the concrete breakwater cap and the related stability of the harbor-side armor units under wave overtopping conditions, the simultaneous selection of the optimum combination of the design wave height, the tetrapod form size, and the concrete density. The breakwater cross-sections discussed have a 4 on 3 seaward slope of concrete tetrapod armor units, a massive concrete cap, and prototype crest heights ranging from + 7.0 to + 9.9 meters above the wave still water line.
Ports '77, Annual Symposium of the Waterway, Port Coastal and Ocean Division of ASCE, 4th, Long Beach, California, March 9.11, 1977.
American Society of Civil Engineers
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Czerniak, M T
Collins, J I
Old TRIS Terms:
Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities
May 31 1978 12:00AM