Dimensional design of vertical structures
Assessing the impact of waves on vertical structures.
Force and pressure measurements are taken on the model in either 2D or 3D in order to analyse the overall and structural stability of concrete vertical-wall caisson breakwaters, wave energy-absorbing breakwaters or rock revetments, especially when, in the case of breaking waves, high-impact phenomena are expected.
The structures being studied are hence instrumented with 3- or 6-axis load cells and evenly-distributed pressure sensors.
A software system then acquires and processes each signal, in order to provide design offices with essential information to help them complete their dimensional design studies.