Publisher : Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
DOI : 10.4217/OPR.2003.25.spc3.385
Title & Authors
Experimental Evaluation of Construction Performance and Long-term Settlements in Soft Ground Breakwater Kwon, O-Soon; Jang, In-Sung; Park, Woo-Sun; Yum, Ki-Dai;
A new type of soft ground breakwater was recently developed, which does not need ground improvement because of light weight and structural characteristics. The various studies about consolidation settlements and lateral behavior of proposed soft ground breakwater have been conducted. But, the systematic investigations on the construction performance and long-term settlements of new type breakwater has not been accomplished. In this study, construction simulation of soft ground breakwater with soil box model test and experiments of the long-term wave loaded breakwater were performed. The results of test shows that it is possible to compensate differential settlements by dead loading and/or suction pressure, and to reduce the consolidation settlements by preloading method. It was also found that the vertical and lateral displacements of long-term wave loaded breakwater were negligible.