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Proceedings 2017, 1(2), 24; doi:10.3390/ecsa-3-C006

Waves Measurement System in Vertical Docks Protection†,

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Civil Engineering Department: Transport and Infrastructure Planning, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Construction Technology Department, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Presented at the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, 15–30 November 2016; Available online: https://sciforum.net/conference/ecsa-3.
Presented at the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, 15–30 November 2016; Available online: https://sciforum.net/conference/ecsa-3.
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Published: 21 November 2016
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Abstract

The determination of the pressures affecting vertical marine structures is far from being completely understood. The prototype instrumentation and testing of large-scale channels provide information useful for defining their behaviour at probabilistic level, but neither the above mentioned methods nor existing methods of calculation are able to respond to complex phenomenon of wave reflection on the vertical docks. Obtained results are based on very simplified principles calibrated in accordance with a scale trials, leading to the overestimation of structures, with the high cost that this entails. This research develops a measurement system that allows studying the laws of pressures acting on vertical docks, optimizing their design and sizing. This system has been placed in the dock of Botafoc (Ibiza, Spain). Measured data has led to new results which are very revealing as to the form of the distributions of the pressures, the influence of the wave period on them, and importance of flows induced by waves through bedding layers.
Keywords: wave; vertical dock; sensors; under-pressure wave; vertical dock; sensors; under-pressure
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Gárate, J.L.A.; Vázquez, A.V.; Fernández, C.M.; Monzón, C.P. Waves Measurement System in Vertical Docks Protection. Proceedings 2017, 1, 24.

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