Claudio Fassardi

Claudio Fassardi
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc

Naval Architect, Marine and Mechanical Engineer

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Introduction
30 years of experience in project management, supervision and execution of coastal and ocean engineering, and naval architecture projects. Specialized in planning, field investigations, analysis and design to support the development of ports, marine terminals and marinas; ships, sailboats and oil platforms; and for the analysis and development of solutions to natural and anthropogenic impacts to the coastal environment. Experienced in site characterization; feasibility analyses; basis for design; hydrographic and beach surveys; metocean measurements; numerical and physical modeling; coastal processes; design of marine and coastal structures and navigation waterways; marine hydrodynamics; seakeeping; mooring analysis; and ship maneuvering.
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October 2008 - present
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc
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  • Group Leader

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Publications (26)
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The third comprehensive condition assessment of the San Pedro Breakwater was performed between July 2009 and August 2012 to provide the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with an assessment of its functionality, and the basis for the planning of future repairs, maintenance and improvements. The assessment indicated that in its current condition,...
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Going into its fourth year, the drought currently experienced in California is severely impacting boating and marina businesses in lakes, reservoirs and waterways. Boat owners have been pulling their boats out of the water, boat ramps have been closed, and marinas are closing or relocating. A case study is presented, where the feasibility of reloca...
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Typescript (photocopy). Thesis (M. Oc. E.)--Oregon State University, 1994. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 48-50).
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Wave, dynamic mooring and downtime studies were performed to support the development of the Haifa New Marine Container Terminal (HNMCT) by the Israel Ports Development & Assets Company Ltd. (IPC) at the Port of Haifa. Due to the particular wave conditions and characteristics of Haifa Bay, the Port is occasionally affected by long (infragravity) wav...
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Coastal engineering studies were performed to define site and design conditions for the development of new docking facilities and a wave protection structure at Pier F in the Port of Long Beach, California. The new facilities will provide docking to a fireboat, pilot and port security boats with lengths ranging from 30 to 110 feet (9.1 to 33.5 m)....
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A coastal engineering study was performed to compute extreme Total Water Levels (TWL's) for three different global warming scenarios to assist in the selection of realistic scenarios for analysis, and in the development of corresponding realistic coastal protection solutions for the Twin Lakes Beachfront Improvements Project in Santa Cruz, CA. The...
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The Seadrift revetment is a 7,500 lineal feet shoreline rock revetment that was completed in 1983 in order to protect 125 ocean front properties. This revetment was required after a series of severe coastal storm wave and tide events during the 1977/78 and 1982/83 winter seasons which resulted in critical shoreline erosion, wave runup, wave overtop...
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A methodology for the definition of extreme total water levels (TWL) using a response based approach is presented and demonstrated for a case study for Imperial Beach, California. In the case study, a wave hindcast in shallow water was computed using a global 33-year long deep water wave hindcast and response functions computed through a combinatio...
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The comprehensive study performed to develop long-term, site-specific shallow water wave hindcasts at a Baja California LNG terminal is described. These hindcasts were developed at specific locations around the terminal, which allowed for the evaluation of breakwater/no breakwater alternatives, calculation of extreme waves for breakwater design, br...
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In upwind sailing conditions, bulbs of canting keel sailboats operate close to the water surface and therefore induce non-negligible changes in the wave system, thus influencing the wave making resistance of a sailboat. The bulb could produce relatively positive as well as negative effects, and therefore its design is suitable for optimization. A c...
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In upwind sailing conditions, bulbs of canting keel sailboats operate close to the water surface and therefore induce non-negligible changes in the wave system, thus influencing the wave making resistance of a sailboat. The bulb could produce relatively positive as well as negative effects, and therefore its design is suitable for optimization. A c...
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A methodology is presented by which sailboat designers can explore a given design space, and derive the set of parameters and corresponding geometry of a sailboat hull that achieves the best performance for a given sailing condition. The methodology consists of developing, within a design space and using an advanced modeller, several parametric var...
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Waves are often measured in research facilities and field experiments with echo ranging gauges. Measurements off the deck of oil platforms, ship bows and piers are a few examples of deployments in the marine environment. Proper operation of these gauges requires careful set-up to prevent drop-outs. However, and particularly in field applications, a...
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Water surface elevation, η(t), is often measured in marine field experiments and research facilities with echo ranging gauges. Proper operation of these gauges requires judicious setting of the receiver circuit to prevent data drop-outs. Field experiments, where the sensors are left unattended for long periods of time, are particularly susceptible...
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Since the introduction of the International America's Cup Class for the 1992 America's Cup, more than sixty-five yachts have been designed to the class rule, and most of these have raced for the opportunity to either challenge or defend the America's Cup. The relatively large differences in performance exhibited by these boats illustrate the comple...
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In August 1998, a 10-inch Steel Catenary Riser (SCR) was installed on the Petrobras XVIII semi-submersible production platform, moored in 910 meters water depth in the Marlim field, Campos Basin, offshore Brazil [1]. This was the first SCR ever installed on a floating moored platform. In order to evaluate and verify the methodologies and to calibra...
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The effects of wave groups on damage to the armor layer for nonovertopped, rubble mound breakwaters were analyzed by a large-scale experiment. Two independent wave grouping parameters were evaluated in the experiment: (1) The mean run length correlated with the spectral peakedness parameter γ; and (2) an envelope exceedance coefficient α correlated...
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The stability of the armor layer of rubble mound breakwaters has been shown to be highly influenced by some wave grouping characteristics. The measured damage functions are dependent on the Envelope Exceedance Coefficient, and also on the Groupiness Factor.
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Decomposition of Incident and Reflected Variance and Phase Spectra
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Derivation of Incident Reflected Variance and Phase Spectra Equations
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This paper describes current tank testing and data analysis techniques with an emphasis on aspects critical to International America's Cup Class (IACC) sailboats. Pre-test planning is discussed from the perspective of long testing programs typical of well-funded IACC campaigns. Initial considerations such as scale selection, model construction tech...

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