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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR A TETRAPOD BREAKWATER

Accession Number:

00174276

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Linda Hall Library

5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110-2498 USA

Abstract:

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.

Supplemental Notes:

Ports '77, Annual Symposium of the Waterway, Port Coastal and Ocean Division of ASCE, 4th, Long Beach, California, March 9.11, 1977.

Report Numbers:

Vol. 1

Corporate Authors:

American Society of Civil Engineers

345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017-2398 USA

Authors:

Czerniak, M T
Collins, J I

Pagination:

p. 178-195

Publication Date:

1977

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References (7)

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Subject Areas:

Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities

Source Agency:

Engineering Index

Source Data:

EIX780300383

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TRIS

Created Date:

May 31 1978 12:00AM