Failures of harbour walls at Malaga and Barcelona

Campo Yagüe, José María del and Negro Valdecantos, Vicente (2011). Failures of harbour walls at Malaga and Barcelona. "Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment", v. 70 (n. 1); pp. 1-6. ISSN 1435-9529. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10064-010-0313-z.

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Title: Failures of harbour walls at Malaga and Barcelona
Author/s:
  • Campo Yagüe, José María del
  • Negro Valdecantos, Vicente
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment
Date: February 2011
ISSN: 1435-9529
Volume: 70
Subjects:
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Obras Públicas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Tecnología de la Construcción [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The paper describes the failure of harbour walls which occurred at Malaga on 4th July 2004 and at Barcelona on 1st January 2007, associated with an inadequate consideration of the ground conditions in the light of the marine environment. At Malaga, there was an existing breakwater hence the new harbour was protected from the effect of the waves while at Barcelona, the construction of the quay wall proceeded at a faster rate than the breakwater. In both cases the wharf backfill was placed rapidly on the soft muds, progressing from the inland side. The paper discusses the importance of an overview including the ground investigation, engineering design, construction method and speed of construction.

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Item ID: 6732
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/6732/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:6732
DOI: 10.1007/s10064-010-0313-z
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/w0814g3v782vq545/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 29 Apr 2011 11:21
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 15:55
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