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Title: Reliability of rubble-mound breakwater stability models
Authors: Public Service Electric and Gas Company.
Hudson, Robert Y.
Keywords: Hydraulic models
Rubble-mound breakwaters
Water wave forces
Physical model
Coastal structures
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; H-75-5.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: Designing rubble-mound breakwaters to withstand the forces of wave action in such a way as to obtain safe and economical structures is difficult. It is necessary in many cases, therefore, to conduct scale-model investigations to determine the optimum design. The purpose of this report is to explain the basis upon which rubble-mound stability models are designed, constructed, and operated, and to provide information from which the accuracy of such models can be appraised. It was concluded that hydraulic scale models can be used to determine the stability of rubble-mound breakwaters, and that the accuracy of the test results will fall within the limits required to design safe and economical prototype structures, if the model is designed and operated correctly and the test conditions are selected judiciously.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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