Rock Armor Stability
Dikes and breakwaters must have an adequate structural behavior and maintain some functionality and operability under tsunami attack to contribute to reducing its consequences. In this work, laboratory experiments on scaled models of two typical Mediterranean rubble-mound breakwater typologies under tsunami waves were conducted. The tsunami action was split into 2 parts: the first impact of solitons was tested by means of large solitary waves and the subsequent overflow was approached by applying a pump-driven wave maker. As a result, a stability analysis of the structure's behavior was addressed, focused on involving tsunami actions in the design of these structures.