WIT Press

Vertical Wall Breakwater Stability

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE990551

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

890 kb

Author(s)

Zivko Vukovic

Abstract

The calculation of the minimum required widths of a concrete vertical wall breakwater with respect to the stability criteria of overturning, sliding and settling is presented in the paper. It is assumed that the vertical wall breakwater is built on a foundation and located in the conditions for non-overtopping and overtopping by incident waves. In the analysis of wave forces on the vertical wall breakwater a distinction is made between the action of nonbreaking, breaking and broken waves. The disturbing nonbreaking wave forces are calculated using Sainflou's and Molitor's methods. The breaking wave forces are calculated according to the method developed by Minikin, and the broken wave forces according to the method proposed by the CERC (Coastal Engineering Research Center). Using the derived expressions

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