Field and large scale model tests of wave impact pressure propagation into crack

Wolters, G., Muller, G.U., Bullock, G., Obhrai, C., Peregrine, H. and Bredmose, H. (2005) Field and large scale model tests of wave impact pressure propagation into crack. In, McKee Smith, J. (ed.) Coastal Engineering 2004: Proceedings of the 29th International Conference. 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2004 , World Scientific, 4027-4039. (doi:10.1142/9789812701916_0325).


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Within a large & full scale study on wave impact induced pressures on coastal structures (BWIMCOST) an investigation of impact pressure propagation into structure cracks and fissures was carried out. The mechanism, which is held responsible for localized damage to existing blockwork breakwaters, had previously been verified in small scale model tests and a numerical model had been developed. The current investigation is the first which describes the effect at full scale, with recorded pressures of up to 199 kPa found within the cracks. The experimental results are related to their possible impact on coastal structural integrity.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9812562982 (paperback)
9789812562982 (paperback)
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Subjects: T Technology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 53402
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:42

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