Physical model testing of an innovative cobble shore, Part I:Verification of cross-shore profile deformation

Loman, G. J. A., Van Gent, M. R. A., & Markvoort, J. W. (2010, September). Physical model testing of an innovative cobble shore; Part 1: Verification of cross-shore profile deformation. In preparation for the Proc. International Coastlab Conference.

In early 2008, the Port of Rotterdam Authority awarded the first DCM contract of the Maasvlakte 2 project to PUMA, a joint venture of Boskalis and Van Oord. In this mega port extension an innovative sea defense has been designed and is being constructed: a 3.5-kilometer dynamic cobble shore with a foreshore reef of re-used blocks. The role of physical model testing in this design optimization and verification has been described in two Coastlab2010 papers. Part I deals with the cross-shore design aspects of a thick layer of cobbles, covering a sand core with a beach and dune profile.