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Analysis of blockwork coastal structures

Marth, R., Muller, G.U., Klavzar, A., Wolters, G., Alsop, W. and Bruce, T., (2005) Analysis of blockwork coastal structures McKee Smith, J. (ed.) In Proceedings of the 29th International Conference Coastal Engineering 2004. World Scientific. 4840 pp, pp. 3878-3890. (doi:10.1142/9789812701916_0313).

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Blockwork coastal structures often suffer damages from breaking wave action. The type of damage observed suggests that wave impact induced pressure propagation into water filled cracks and the subsequent build-up of internal bursting pressures is the probable cause. A series of model tests was conducted to investigate structural aspects of this problem. The mechanism of seaward block removal was demonstrated for the first time, the internal stress distribution inside of blockwork structures was analysed and the effect of wall inclination on internal pressures investigated. It was found that the structural characteristics and the geometry of blockwork walls affect their load resistance significantly.

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


Local EPrints ID: 53403
ISBN: 9812562982
PURE UUID: 8312b3f5-c26e-4f45-966f-f810038fcd9b

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

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Author: R. Marth
Author: G.U. Muller
Author: A. Klavzar
Author: G. Wolters
Author: W. Alsop
Author: T. Bruce
Editor: J. McKee Smith

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