EVOLUTION OF DAMAGED ARMOR LAYER PROFILE

Ali Farhadzadeh, Nobuhisa Kobayashi, Jeffrey Melby

Abstract


A probabilistic hydrodynamic model for the wet and dry zone on a permeable structure is developed to predict irregular wave action on the structure above the still water level. The model is based on the time-averaged continuity and momentum equations for nonlinear shallow-water waves coupled with the exponential probability distribution of the water depth. The model predicts the cross-shore variations of the mean and standard deviation of the water depth and horizontal velocity. Damage progression of a stone armor layer is predicted by modifying a formula for bed load on beaches with input from the hydrodynamic model. The damage progression model is compared with three tests by
Melby and Kobayashi (1998) that lasted up to 28.5 hours. The model predicts the temporal progression of the eroded area quite well. The numerical model is very efficient and suited for a risk-based design of rubble mound structures.

Keywords


rubble-mound breakwater; damage progression, coastal structure, wave-structure interaction, armor layer

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