Publications / 2004 Proceedings of the 21st ISARC, Jeju, South Korea

Evaluation of Physical Modeling and 3-D Simulation for Planning Accropode Placement

Vivek Verma, Koshy Varghese, A.L. Sekar

Accropodes are non- reinforced artificial concrete blocks used for the protection of the breakwaters and other coastal structures. There are numerous conditions that should be satisfied for the successful placement of the Accropode. In the study done two tools are developed for the understanding of the various placement conditions of Accropode. Experiments are done to compare the two tools and conventional method using text and sketches. A benefit cost analysis of the different tools is done. Results of experiments are analysed and reported. Conclusion has been drawn out of the study.

Keywords: 3D Simulation, Construction Planning, Breakwater Construction