publication . Article . 2000

Empirical Formulae for Breakage of Dolosse and Tetrapods

Burcharth, H. F.; d'Angremond, K.; Meer, W. van der; Liu, Z.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2000
  • Country: Denmark
The slender, complex types of armour units, such as Tetrapods and Dolosse are widely used for rubble mound breakwaters. Many failures of such breakwaters were caused by unforeseen early breakage of the units, thus revealing an inbalance between the strength (structural integrity) of the units and the hydraulic stability (resistance to displacements) of the armour layers. Breakage occurs when the stresses from the static, pulsating and impact loads exceeds the tensile strength of the concrete. While the hydraulic stability can be studied in Froude-scale hydraulic model tests, it is not possible to study armour unit stresses in small scale models. This is partly b...
free text keywords: Armour Units, Tetrapods, Dolosse, Rubble Mound Breakwaters, Structural Integrity, Hydraulic Stability, Armour Layers, Breakage
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