Crown Walls in Mass and Reinforced Concrete: The Way to Aesthetics in Maritime Works

Negro Valdecantos, Vicente and Martín Antón, Mario and Campo Yagüe, José María del and López Gutiérrez, José Santos and Esteban Pérez, María Dolores (2018). Crown Walls in Mass and Reinforced Concrete: The Way to Aesthetics in Maritime Works. In: "Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters: Realising the Potential: Proceedings of the11th international conference organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers and held in Liverpool on 5 to 7 September 2017", 5-7 septiembre 2017, Liverpool Waterfront, Reino Unido. pp. 1-10.

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Title: Crown Walls in Mass and Reinforced Concrete: The Way to Aesthetics in Maritime Works
Author/s:
  • Negro Valdecantos, Vicente
  • Martín Antón, Mario
  • Campo Yagüe, José María del
  • López Gutiérrez, José Santos
  • Esteban Pérez, María Dolores
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters: Realising the Potential: Proceedings of the11th international conference organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers and held in Liverpool on 5 to 7 September 2017
Event Dates: 5-7 septiembre 2017
Event Location: Liverpool Waterfront, Reino Unido
Title of Book: Proceedings of the Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017
Date: 2018
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica, Energía y Medio Ambiente
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Maritime works are characterized by their remarkable size, length, depth and extraordinarily great demand for natural or artificial materials. To this effect, despite functional designs or the ultimate limit state, a breakwater crown wall can increase the overall effectiveness of the structure in limiting wave overtopping. It will contribute to a reduction of volume of material required and hence the cost to achieve a given level of performance depending on the precautions to be taken on the basis of the critical discharges for functional safety (vehicles, pedestrian and buildings) and structural safety (embankment and revetment seawalls), amongst others. In many cases, bulky mass-concrete elements are designed without any steel reinforcement. Sometimes this effect causes cracking problems in large volumes. The step to slender reinforced concrete elements may take a leap to the aesthetic factor and visual landscape integration in maritime works. In addition, the use of other materials, shapes and colours can bring breakwaters and crown walls to life by creating new functions for maritime works such as a promenade, relaxation or visual enjoyment areas. The aim of this article is to reflect on the issue of bulky mass concrete elements or rebars in slender reinforced concrete crown walls and how the use of these slender elements can bring with it excellent artistic developments as well as the use of other materials in mass concrete sloping, vertical and composite breakwaters and their crown walls. Some breakwaters are no longer just mere defence works but are becoming pieces of art.

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Item ID: 49836
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/49836/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:49836
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 18 Apr 2018 18:47
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 18:47
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