Back Analysis of Rubble Mound Armourstone Design

This paper describes a simple method to estimate storm wave conditions that caused damage to rubble mound breakwaters and revetments when no site wave measurements or wave information are available. The method consists of performing back analysis of armorstone cross-section design for breakwaters and/or revetments based on sustained damages occurring after storm wave action. The method utilizes construction record drawings, topographic survey data of damaged areas and van der Meer armorstone formula. Examples of back analysis calculations are shown using information from physical model studies and from field coastal structures in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, Canada.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 176-188
  • Monograph Title: Coastal Structures 2003

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01003537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407339
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2005 11:05AM