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Grigoris, Xenofon (author)
The Xbloc<sup>Plus</sup> (referred to as Xbloc+) is a new, uniformly placed single layer armour unit, developed by Delta Marine Consultants (BAM Infraconsult). Although a breakwater armour layer with Xbloc<sup>Plus</sup> combines material saving and easy placement with increased stability, the transition between the armour layer and the crest is...
master thesis 2019
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Huppes, Niek (author)
After more than 85 years, the iconic Afsluitdijk is in need of a reinforcement. During the latest safety assessment of Rijkswaterstaat the dike did not meet the standards at two components; the amount of wave overtopping (&gt;10 l/m/s) and armour stability. This research goes into detail about the overtopping on the Afsluitdijk. In the new...
master thesis 2019
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Vos, Amber (author)
In this MSc thesis it is investigated how the first version of concrete armour unit Xbloc<sup>+</sup>, Xbloc<sup>+ v1</sup>, acquires its stability. The stability mechanisms are investigated by conducting two type of physical model tests. First, 23 dry pull-out tests are done to obtain insights into the aspects and mechanisms that influence the...
master thesis 2017
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Rada Mora, Belen (author)
In recent years, the use of Xbloc units has increased exponentially. However, the placement of this unit is not always done as randomly as it should be and consequently, the stability of the armor is affected. In order to overcome this problem, Delta Marine Consultants is developing a new armor unit called Xbloc+ that has a regular placement. In...
master thesis 2017
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Jiménez Moreno, Alba (author)
Nowadays, the use of concrete armour units on rubble mound breakwaters designs has become a common practice. Concrete armour units can be placed in a single layer system or in a double layer system and can its placement can be either random or uniform. Recently, Delta Marine Consultants have designed a new armour unit called Xbloc+. This new...
master thesis 2017
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Brouwer, M.F. (author)
This thesis tests the influence of the under layer profile on the stability of the armour layer of concrete interlocking armour units. The analysis is aimed to offer insight into the influence of different under layer profiles on the stability of the armour layer. Furthermore the thesis includes a test of the design guideline of the under layer...
master thesis 2013
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Zwanenburg, S.A.A. (author)
The dimensions of single layer concrete armour units (interlocking armour units) are calculated with a similar stability relation as the stability relation for quarry stone. In these design formulas an 'average/significant' wave load is used (Hs). Since quarry stone gains its stability only from gravity, this type of armour unit is constructed...
master thesis 2012
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Van de Koppel, M.A. (author)
Interlocking, single layer concrete armour units are placed in a specific grid depending on the type of armour unit. Within this grid, armour units are placed in horizontal rows. The number of horizontal rows of single layer armour units on a breakwater is limited to 20. This limit is proposed in order to prevent major settlements, which might...
master thesis 2012
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De Lange, M. (author)
This report describes the influence of the slope angle of a breakwater slope, the density of the concrete of the Xbloc armour unit, the vertical position of the Xbloc on the breakwater slope and the roughness of the under layer of the breakwater on the extraction force of an Xbloc armour unit. By testing the extraction force, indirectly the...
student report 2010
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Van der Linde, J.P. (author)
Two dimensional physical model tests are executed with Xbloc armour units on low crested structures to answer the objective. On the basis of findings in the literature study it can be expected that the stability of the Xbloc elements on low-crested breakwaters is a function of crest freeboard and crest width. The crest freeboard (Rc/Dn) varied...
master thesis 2009
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Van Zwicht, B.N.M. (author)
This thesis is about the influence of the specific weight on the stability of single layer interlocking armour units on rubble mound breakwaters. The hydraulic stability of the Xbloc armour unit is expressed by the stability number which is based on the assumption of dominance of lift, drag and gravity forces. If other forces have significant...
master thesis 2009
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De Rover, R. (author), Verhagen, H.J. (author), Van den Berge, A. (author), Reedijk, B. (author)
The effect of single layer interlocking armour unit breakage on the hydraulic armour layer stability and potential damage progression is addressed in this paper. A 2-dimensional scale model of a rubble mound breakwater with an armour layer consisting of Xbloc armour units was tested. The residual armour layer stability with broken units was...
conference paper 2008
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Muttray, M. (author)
Overview of computational rules for Accropede and Xbloc in Cress
report 2006
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Anonymus, A. (author)
The coastal team of Delta Marine Consultants [DMC] have taken the initiative to develop a new concrete armour unit for application on breakwaters and shore protections. Following the preliminary model tests conducted at DMC, 2-D hydraulic model tests have been carried out at Delft Hydraulics in October 2002. The experimental set-up and test...
report 2003
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