Full scale measurements of wave attenuation inside a rubble mound breakwater

Peter Troch, Marc De Somer, Julien De Rouck, Luc Van Damme, Dierik Vermeir, Jean Pierre Martens, Conan Van Hove

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At the Zeebrugge harbour (Belgium) a cross-section of the N.W.-breakwater has been instrumented for the study of physical processes related to the behaviour of a prototype rubble mound breakwater in random wave conditions. Within the EC MAST programme (project MAS02-CT92-0023) this monitoring system has been re-engineered and extended to a high-quality full scale data acquisition centre (Troch et al., 1995). The development of the prototype monitoring system to a world-wide unique system with respect to the infrastructure available at Zeebrugge, the instrumentation installed on site, and the data management developed, is briefly summarized. Filed measurements of wave attack in front of the breakwater, and pore pressure response inside the breakwater core, have been analyzed in order to determine the hydraulic response of the full scale breakwater. Analysis results on wave run-up/run-down measurements, phreatic set-up calculations, and pore pressure wave attenuation are presented here in more detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1916-1929
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 25th International Conference on Coastal Engineering. Part 1 (of 4) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Sep 2 1996Sep 6 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering

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