AbstractThe stability number for rubble mound breakwaters is a function of several parameters and depends on unit shape, placing method, slope angle, relative density, etc. In this study two different densities for cubes in breakwater armour layers were tested to determine the influence of the density on the stability. The experimental results show that the stability of high density blocks were found to be more stable and the damage initiation for high density blocks started at higher stability numbers compared to normal density cubes.
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