Traditionally, conventional rubble mound breakwaters are designed with stable armour units, and consequently, very large stones or even artificial armour units are required. Reshaping breakwater designs allow reshaping of the seward slope thus involving stone movements. Ultimately, dependent on the degree of safety in the design, this reshaping process might end up in a stable profile where no changes in the cross sections occur even though stone movements are allowed.
Proceedings of the Final Workshop Berm Breakwater Structures, Iceland, Nov. 1996, 1996
Breakwater; Stone Duability; Breakwater Structures
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The Final Workshop on Berm Breakwater Structures, 1996