REPORT ON THE DAMAGES TO THE SINES BREAKWATER, PORTUGAL

William F. Baird, Joseph M. Caldwell, Billy L. Edge, Orville T. Magoon, Donald D. Treadwell

Abstract


Possible contributing factors to the 1978 failure of the massive main breakwater at Sines, Portugal are presented in a selective summary of the report of the Port Sines Investigating Panel. A failure scenario involving the impact breakage of unreinforced concrete armor units is developed.

Keywords


breakwater; breakwater damage; Sines Breakwater; Portugal

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