EFFECTS OF WAVE GROUPS ON THE STABILITY OF RUBBLE MOUND BREAKWATERS

Josep R. Medina, Claudio Fassardi, Robert T. Hudspeth

Abstract


The stability of the armor layer of rubble mound breakwaters has been shown to be highly influenced by some wave grouping characteristics. The measured damage functions are dependent on the Envelope Exceedance Coefficient, a, and also on the Groupiness Factor defined as: GF = ff[H2(t)]/8mo.

Keywords


wave group; breakwater; rubble mound breakwater; breakwater stability

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