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Spanish Breakwater Development in the XXI Century

Author(s): Ramon M. Gutierrez, Jose M. Grassa

Linked Author(s): Ramón Gutiérrez Serret

Keywords: Breakwater, port, Spain, development

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of the important port development which has taken place in Spain in this century, in the ports belonging to the Central Government (Spanish State Port System). It is regarding the design, construction and performance of its breakwaters, including a general summary of its main characteristics and the detail of those of the ports of: Gij�n, Ferrol, Coru�a, Algeciras and Barcelona, as examples of the most significant structures. A total of 34. 46 km of breakwaters has been constructed from the year 2000, most of them with depths ranging between -20 and -40 m. The paper also includes references to the physical models tests conducted at CEDEX for its design and construction and a brief historical mention of the most relevant breakwaters built in Spain, particularly in the last third of the 20th century


Year: 2017

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