BASIC DESIGN OF THE PARS PETROCHEMICAL PORT BREAKWATERS WITHIN A REGION OF DEEP WATER AND HIGH SEISMIC ACTIVITY

Babak Banijamali, Morteza Banijamali

Abstract


This article addresses certain notable breakwater design aspects for the rare case of the Pars Petrochemical Port, where fairly slender rubble-mound breakwaters are located in water depths exceeding 32 meters within a seismically active zone. Due to the cryogenic cargo pipe-racks being placed atop breakwater crests, the design process has had to be concerned with seismic risks where the stability and deformations of breakwaters during earthquakes are important enough to govern the overall design as well as the more conventional hydraulic and geotechnical considerations. Moreover, some construction related issues pertinent to this fast-track project and the use of dredged material in the breakwater core are also discussed.

Keywords


rubble-mound breakwater; seismic design; limit-equilibrium methods; finite-elements; apparent cohesion

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