This chapter describes the influence of breakwaters on site selection. In cases where there are two or more potential sites for a port on an open coast, the breakwaters may have considerable influence on the site selection because of their relatively high cost. In order to minimize breakwater costs, the following factors should be considered: (1) total length to be as small as possible; (2) depths along breakwaters to be as small as possible; (3) rocky material should be available within a short distance; (4) rock quarry should yield large blocks; (5) the breakwater foundation conditions should not be so poor as to cause stability or settlement problems; and (6) if floating caissons have to be used the feasibility of fabricating and transporting them to the side must be studied.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Jensen, Ole Juul
    • Oumeraci, Hocine
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Second
  • Features: Figures; Illustrations; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 108-262
  • Monograph Title: Planning and Design of Ports and Marine Terminals

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  • Accession Number: 01054217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0727732242
  • Files: TRIS
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