STRUCTURAL DESIGN PROCEDURES FOR CONCRETE ARMOUR UNITS

Kevin R. Hall, W.F. Baird, D.J. Turcke

Abstract


A rational design procedure for rubblemound breakwater protection which will ensure both the structural integrity and hydraulic stability of individual concrete armour units and the overall armour system is presented. The procedure involves new experimental techniques for measuring strains in model concrete armour units in a hydraulic model of a breakwater subjected to simulated prototype wave attack and analytical techniques for determining equivalent prototype loads on units. Selected design loads are used to define the resultant stress distribution to allow the designer to take the necessary measures to ensure the structural performance of the unit in a breakwater environment•

Keywords


concrete armor; armor unit; armor design

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