Porto Torres, a busy Mediterranean industrial harbour in northern Sardinia, has been significantly enhanced by a new 2.4 km breakwater incorporating a deep-water shipping quay. The 45 million project links up with an existing 1.7 km offshore breakwater using a unique combination of rubble mound and caisson walling techniques. This paper describes the design, model testing and construction of the project and reports on the success of its innovative wave-absorbing caisson wall design.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proc Instn Civil Engrs, Civil Engng, v 108 n 1, Feb 1994, p 17 [11 p, 1 tab, 15 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Noli, A
    • Franco, L
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Breakwaters; Caissons; Harbors
  • Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00710651
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM