Le Blayais Nuclear Power Plant (France)
Client: Electricité de France (EDF) - Scale: 1/35
Stability and overtopping study of the crownwall protecting EDF’s nuclear facility in le Blayais (Gironde). Wave pressure and wave load measurements on the crownwall and analysis of the results to implement the design process of the structure.
Length of the tested section : 600 m
Specific project feature
Force and pressure gauges were placed in two different parts of the wall section in order to assess the wave loads. The loads recorded were most of the time impact impulses, making it challenging to estimate the wall dimensions.