Alexandria coastal protection (Egypt)

Coastal protection with low crested breakwaters

Client: The Arab Contractors - Osman Ahmed Osman & Co - Scale: 1/45

Wave tank stability tests of offshore breakwaters

  • Protection consisting of 2 detached breakwaters covering a length of approx. 2 km and a groyne

  • Structures protected by 3 to 10 tonnes Tetrapode unit facings

Stability of the South roundhead | Artelia hydraulics
Stability of the South roundhead

Projet specific feature

  • Slightly emerging structures, crest length of 40 m at-0.5 mCD

  • Model set up on the rotating platform, used to test three wave directions

 

 

 

Wave breaking on the weakly emerging structure | Artelia hydraulics
Wave breaking on the weakly emerging structure