SEATEC sarl

Att : SOTEG sarl Subject : Necessary data for breakwater design Dear Mr Dabboussi, As per your request, you can find herein a general overview of data that must be obtained from any Client, in order to begin the design of a breakwater. 1- Definition of Client needs and restrictions : 1.1) Project objectives including needs and restrictions. 1.2) Legislative conditions regarding marine works design and execution. 2- Functional requirements : 1.1) Purpose of the structure. 1.2) The use of the facility and the extent of protection required (e.g. limiting overtopping, reducing wave activity in harbor, preventing riverbank erosion… for example, different levels of protection are advocated for ports, fishing harbors and small boat marinas). 1.3) Layout of the facility (for example, whether the area directly behind the breakwater is to be used for berthing or storage, or whether access along the breakwater is required). 1.4) Acceptable downtime (for example, tolerable frequency of exceedance of the above conditions, downtime for operations, offloading of vessels…). 1.5) Design life of the facility. 1.6) Acceptable risks during the structure lifetime, which should influence the choice of design parameters. 1.7) Adaptability (for example, change of use of structure over time). 1.8) Level of maintenance and ease of operations or availability of material or plant – inherent damage allowances within designs should be identified). 3- Physical conditions : 3.1) Geotechnical ground conditions (number and location will be specified according to preliminary overall layout of the facility). 3.2) Topographic and bathymetric conditions of site (Extension and boundaries related to site and project). 3.3) Wind Rose (from available data). 3.4) Hydraulic forces (Waves heights and periods, tides, currents, water levels, storm surges,…from available data and visual inspection). 3.5) Sediment load and movement. 3.6) Morphological changes.

5.1) Availability of construction materials (sources).5) Site area for storage of materials and operations. 4.1) Health and safety issues. 7.4) Accessibility for construction plant. 5.3) Availability of suitable resources for repair (materials.Maintenance : 6.6) Availability of dumping area (inshore and/or offshore).g. 7..1) Characteristics of structure response. 5.2) Potential environmental impacts of construction (dredging and disposal). .Construction : 5.3. 7. quality.2) Material properties (e.7) Uncertainties in physical conditions (confidence limits). 5.4) Alternative material availability (sources). 5. 6. 5. expertise) 6. durability. plant.2) Access of construction plant.3) Morphological and sedimentological impacts. 6.3) Construction materials – properties and quality. armor stone grading).Environment : 7..Technical data : 4.1) Accommodating environmental requirements.2) Frequency and type of intervention. 4. 6.

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