Waves-induced soil response around breakwater heads

T. L. Lee, H. M. Lin, D. S. Jeng, M. H. Chen, B. Yang

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Some marine structures have been reported to be damaged by seabed instability. It has been well documented that ocean waves propagating over the ocean surface exert dynamic pressure fluctuations on the sea floor. Numerous investigations for the wave- induced seabed response have been carried out. However, all previous models have been limited to either one-dimensional or two-dimensional case, which can only represent part of the whole problem. Therefore, the three-dimensional model for linear wave-induced soil response in the vicinity of a breakwater will be established in this paper. Moreover, the influence of several wave and soil parameters on the wave-induced pore pressure and soil displacement was also discussed around breakwater heads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st (2011) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 19
Event21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 192011 Jun 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792


Other21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMaui, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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