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

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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.

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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 McKee Smith, J. (ed.) In Coastal Engineering 2004: Proceedings of the 29th International Conference. World Scientific. 4840 pp, pp. 4027-4039. (doi:10.1142/9789812701916_0325).

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Published date: 8 April 2005
Venue - Dates: 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2004, 2004-09-19 - 2004-09-24

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Local EPrints ID: 53402
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/53402
ISBN: 9812562982
PURE UUID: 120f286f-120f-4e59-b109-155f71409cc5

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Date deposited: 28 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:38

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Author: G. Wolters
Author: G.U. Muller
Author: G. Bullock
Author: C. Obhrai
Author: H. Peregrine
Author: H. Bredmose
Editor: J. McKee Smith

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