A NEW DESIGN METHOD OF RUBBLE MOUND STRUCTURES

Cheong-Ro Ryu, Toru Sawaragi

Abstract


A new design method of rubble mound structures with stability and wave control consideration is proposed, by which the reduction of wave reflection and run-up and increase in rubble stability are assured under the given wave conditions. Wave control and stability increasing functions due to change of the slope shape of rubble mound structures are discussed on the basis of the experimental results for regular and irregular waves. The new design formula developed here considered the allowable percentage of damage and the wave grouping effects on rubble stability using a new assumption of the mean run-sum as an index of the irregular wave force. The run-sum is defined as the energy sum of a run satisfying a critical wave condition and the mean run-sum is the mean of run-sum for a irregular wave train.

Keywords


breakwater; breakwater design; rubble mound breakwater

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