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Hydraulic stability of cubipod armour units in breaking conditions
Vanhoutte, L. (2009). Hydraulic stability of cubipod armour units in breaking conditions. MSc Thesis. Ghent University, Department of Civil Engineering/Polytechnic University of Valencia: Ghent. xii, 135 pp.

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    VLIZ: Non-open access 220164
Document type: Dissertation

Keywords
    Scale models; Stability
Author keywords
    Cubipod; Armour units; Golfbrekerelementen; Hydraulic stability; Hydraulische stabiliteit; Breaking conditions; Mound breakwaters

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  • Vanhoutte, L.

Abstract
    In this report, the study of the new armour unit, Cubipod, designed by the Laboratory of Ports and Coastas of the Politecnic University of Valencia, is described. The general stability of mound breakwaters are discussed and an overview of different existing armour elements is given. Further, the wave height distribution in shallow water is analysed theoretically and compared with the obtained results. An experimental study of the Cubipod armour unit is carried out on a physical scaled mound breakwater model in breaking conditions. Results on reflection and damage progression are presented and compared with previous similar tests in deepwater conditions. A first estimation of the hydraulic stability coefficient of the Cubipod in breaking conditions is proposed. The results show that the Cubipod has low reflection and high hydraulic stability.

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