Practical case with regard to applying the functional and environmental method to low crest level, detached breakwaters

Negro Valdecantos, Vicente and Diez Gonzalez, Jose Javier and López Gutiérrez, José Santos and Campo Yagüe, José María del (2011). Practical case with regard to applying the functional and environmental method to low crest level, detached breakwaters. "Journal of Coastal Research", v. SI64 (n. ICS201); pp. 464-468. ISSN 0749-0208.

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Title: Practical case with regard to applying the functional and environmental method to low crest level, detached breakwaters
Author/s:
  • Negro Valdecantos, Vicente
  • Diez Gonzalez, Jose Javier
  • López Gutiérrez, José Santos
  • Campo Yagüe, José María del
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Coastal Research
Date: May 2011
ISSN: 0749-0208
Volume: SI64
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Ordenación del Territorio, Urbanismo y Medio Ambiente [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The research work as presented in this article covers the design of detached breakwaters since they constitute a type of coastal defence work with which to combat many of the erosion problems found on beaches in a stable, sustainable fashion. The main aim of this work is to formulate a functional and environmental (but not structural) design method, enabling the fundamental characteristics of a detached breakwater to be defined as a function of the effect it is wished to induce on the coast, and taking into account variables of a different nature (climate, geomorphology and geometry) influencing the changes the shoreline undergoes after its construction. With this article, it is intended to submit the final result of the investigation undertaken, applying the detached breakwater design method as developed to solving a practical case. Thus it may be shown how the method enables a detached breakwater’s geometric pre-sizing to be tackled at a place on the coast with certain climate, geomorphology and littoral dynamic characteristics, first setting the final state of equilibrium it is wanted to obtain therein after its construction.

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Item ID: 11171
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11171/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11171
Official URL: http://www.jcronline.org/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Mar 2013 08:59
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 10:48
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