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Influence of the placement technique on double-layer cube armor stability of breakwaters constructed on steep foreshores
Author : MARIA P. HERRERA (1), AINOHA HOYOS(2), JORGE MOLINES (3) & JOSEP R. MEDINA (4)
ABSTRACT
The stability of cube-armored breakwaters, with random and uniform placement, was analyzed using artificial neural
networks (NN). Small-scale 2D physical tests were conducted in the wind and wave test facility of the Laboratory of
Ports and Coasts at the Universitat Polit¨¨cnica de Val¨¨ncia (UPV). The tested models corresponded to double-layer
cube-armored breakwaters, with null or low overtopping rates in wave breaking conditions, placed on a m=1/10 steep
sea bottom. Armor damage was calculated after each test using the Virtual Net method. Results of armor damage were
compared for randomly- and uniformly-placed cube armors using NN models. The NN methodology proved that there is
no significant difference in armor damage for randomly- and uniformly-placed cube armors with the same packing
density ϕ = 1.16.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Water engineering
Date Published : 13/08/2015
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