DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR A TETRAPOD BREAKWATER

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.
  • Corporate Authors:

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  • Authors:
    • Czerniak, M T
    • Collins, J I
  • Conference:
    • Ports '77, Annual Symposium of the Waterway, Port Coastal and Ocean Division of ASCE, 4th, Long Beach, California, March 9.11, 1977.
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 178-195

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM