Development of the instrumentation of the botafoc breakwater nº 8 caisson

Almazan Garate, Jose Luis and Matías Mateos, Angel and Martín Jiménez, Jorge and Palomino Monzón, M. Carmen (2008). Development of the instrumentation of the botafoc breakwater nº 8 caisson. In: "Mediterranean Days of Coastal and Port Engineering, 2008", 07/10/2008-09/10/2008, Palermo, Italia.

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Title: Development of the instrumentation of the botafoc breakwater nº 8 caisson
Author/s:
  • Almazan Garate, Jose Luis
  • Matías Mateos, Angel
  • Martín Jiménez, Jorge
  • Palomino Monzón, M. Carmen
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Mediterranean Days of Coastal and Port Engineering, 2008
Event Dates: 07/10/2008-09/10/2008
Event Location: Palermo, Italia
Title of Book: Proceedings of Mediterranean Days of Coastal and Port Engineering, 2008
Date: 2008
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

Balearic Port Authority has developed an instrumentation system for the #8 caisson of the Botafoc breakwater that integrates 12 pressure sensors located at three surfaces, two in contact with the sea water and another with the bottom. This design was completed with an inertial system that measures the angular velocities and the accelerations over the three Cartesian axes. Consequently, the system measures actions (pressures) and reactions (movements and accelerations) experimented by the caisson, due to sea waves and/or other service loads. R+D department of the Port Authority and Polytechnic University of Madrid are working on two directions, the development of new theories on vertical breakwater design that go beyond Goda and Sainflou, and on the creation of a real-time critical structure alarm system, based on the instrumentation installed. This alarm system has two main parts: the instrumentation itself that collects data and processes it on real-time (the data processing compares the pressure law suffered by the caisson in every step process with the design critical state of the caisson, in this case the Goda pressure law for a 6.5 m wave), giving a security coefficient that points out the risk level on real-time; and the alarm system consisting of a monitoring panel located in the Port Control Center that shows the risk level and advises in case of an incidental evacuation of this critical portuary installation.

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Item ID: 4385
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/4385/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:4385
Official URL: http://www.pianc.org/home.php
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Oct 2010 09:15
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 13:38
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