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Title: Characterization and properties of breakwater structures modelled by a physics engine
Authors: Greben, JM
Gledhill, I
Cooper, AK
De Villiers, R
Keywords: Breakwater structures
Physics engine
Software PhysX
Wave forces
Computational mechanics
Applied mechanics
SACAM 2010
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Citation: Greben, JM, Gledhill, I, Cooper, AK et al. 2010. Characterization and properties of breakwater structures modelled by a physics engine. 7th South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics (SACAM10), University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 10-13 January 2010, pp 254-265
Series/Report no.: Workflow;6211
Abstract: The authors examine the question of stability of breakwater structures using the simulation software PhysX. This “physics engine” can be used to construct various packings of breakwater elements, each of which can be used to analyze the damage when these structures are exposed to (wave) forces of varying magnitude. The authors found that the damage is roughly proportional to the force squared, and that there is not a clear transition point where one can talk of the collapse of the structure. A range of packings of breakwater structures and a variety of numerical analyses will be discussed in the paper. Analogies to the analysis of granular media are noted.
Description: 7th South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics (SACAM10), University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 10-13 January 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4978
ISBN: 978-0-620-49192-1
Appears in Collections:Logistics and quantitative methods
Coastal and marine systems
General science, engineering & technology

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