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UPC: Armour layer stability tests results published on the website

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Under TASK 8.2: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR REPRESENTING VARIABILITY AND UNSTEADINESS IN FLUME FACILITIES, UPC ran armour layer stability tests in the Wave Flume.

The objective of this study is to understand the laboratory effects of storm representation and test repeatability on damage measurements in the armour layer of a breakwater. For that, we study in a small-scale wave flume the effects of storm duration and storm sequencing on the stability of a two-layer cubic block breakwater. We start by simulating a real storm measured in the Mediterranean Sea.  Then three different representation models of the real storm are simulated: the classical model (Melby & Kobayashi, 1998) and two ‘Equivalent Magnitude Storm’ (EMS) models with triangular and trapezoidal shapes (Martín-Hidalgo et al., 2014; Soldevilla et al., 2015). All the four methodologies are repeated at least ten times. For the assessment of the damage in the armor layer of the breakwater, the damage parameter  (relative damage) proposed by Van der Meer is used.

Results can be found on page http://hydralab.eu/research--results/jra1-recipe/JRA1-RECIPE---Results/UPC-Armour-layer-stability-tests/ of the website.

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