CADIMA Print E-mail
R&D - R&D Projects

The research project “Design and adaptability of conventional floating docks for the construction of breakwaters and low reflectivity quay wall caissons” (CADIMA, 2009-2011), funded by the Spanish Government, has been developed by the consortium specially created by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), the construction company cyes and the consulting engineering company Iberport.
The main objective of the CADIMA project is to obtain the objective guidelines for the design and the adaptation of conventional floating docks for the construction of low reflectivity caissons for low reflectivity
 vertical breakwaters and quaywalls. This aim is achieved through two main lines of research: (1) the study of technological alternatives of design and construction processes of low reflectivity caissons by means of floating docks and conventional procedures and (2) the analysis and physical experiments of the anti-reflective effectiveness of the different alternatives regarded as technically feasible.
The main activities carried out by the consortium are the following:

     Study of anti-reflective caissons

     Atlas of Spanish experiences in the construction of anti-reflective structures type

     2D Small-scale (1/40) physical experiments conducted in the wave flume of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and large-scale (1/2) physical experiments in the Centre for studies and experimentation on public works (CEDEX)
     Development of research patents for the construction of low-reflective caissons of low-frequency using conventional floating docks.
     Papers published in national and international congresses




MUCAR Print E-mail
R&D - R&D Projects

The main objective of R&D and Innovation project MUCAR is to study and develop the necessary structural improvements to reduce wave reflection in the conventional quay wall caissons.
The project MUCAR also includes the small-scale tests for the anti-reflective-type structure of quay-wall caisson, which allows to analyze the effectiveness of wave-energy dissipation in the design quay.
Finally, the necessary adaptability to carry out the most effective process to construct the anti-reflective caissons is studied.