Laboratory experiments on the sliding failure of a caisson breakwater subjected to solitary wave attack

Miguel Esteban, Nguyen Danh Thao, Hiroshi Takagi, Tomoya Shibayama

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Abstract

At present no methodology exists to evaluate the failure mode of a caisson breakwater subjected to a tsunami attack. The present paper investigates the sliding and tilting failure of a caisson breakwater subjected to a solitary wave attack, and establishes a relationship between the sliding and vertical movement. The vertical movement of the caisson is evaluated using the method of Esteban and Shibayama (2006), originally was developed for wind waves. The method was verified by carrying out laboratory experiments using solitary waves and comparing the results to those obtained using the new methodology. The sliding failure will be discussed and a general expression for an upper bound limit to the sliding will be proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages291-298
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event8th 2008 ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2008 Nov 102008 Nov 14

Conference

Conference8th 2008 ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period08/11/1008/11/14

Keywords

  • Deformation
  • Reliability
  • Risk assessment
  • Rubble mound
  • Sliding
  • Tilting
  • Tsunami

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering

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    Esteban, M., Thao, N. D., Takagi, H., & Shibayama, T. (2008). Laboratory experiments on the sliding failure of a caisson breakwater subjected to solitary wave attack. 291-298. Paper presented at 8th 2008 ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand.