DETACHED BREAKWATERS DESIGN OPTIMISATION USING NUMERICAL AND PHYSICAL MODELS FOR GUGGENHEIM ABU DHABI MUSEUM

Chris Wim Keppers, Christian Seifart, Toby Johnson, Joao Goncalves, Cyrielle Cayrol, Sylvain Perrin

Abstract


The museum will be built on a landmass retained by a vertical seawall with varying top elevations, protected by four detached breakwaters. One of the main challenges of the study was to limit wave overtopping and negative wave pressures on the seawall while minimizing the visual impact of the detached breakwaters. Empirical approaches and a series of numerical and 2D/3D physical models were used to validate and optimize the design of the detached breakwaters, while still meeting the project requirements in regards to wave loads and wave overtopping discharges.

Keywords


detached breakwaters; physical modelling; wave agitation; wave overtopping; design optimization

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v35.structures.4