DESIGN OF VERTICAL WALL CAISSON BREAKWATERS USING PARTIAL SAFETY FACTORS

Hans F. Burcharth, John Dalsgaard Sorensen

Abstract


The paper presents a new system for implementation of target reliability in caisson breakwater designs by means of partial safety factors. The development of the system is explained, and tables of partial safety factors are presented for important overall stability failure modes related to caisson structures placed on bedding layers and high rubble mound foundations with underlaying sand and clay subsoils.

Keywords


safety factor; caisson; breakwater; breakwater desing

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