Wave overtopping pressures and spatial distribution behind rubble mound breakwaters

Watson, P. and Nuyts, S. and Murphy, J. and Lizondo, S. and Avgeris, I. (2018) Wave overtopping pressures and spatial distribution behind rubble mound breakwaters. In: Protections 2018 (3rd International Conference on Protection against Overtopping), 6-8 June 2018, Grange-over-Sands, UK.

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Abstract

Currently, there is no widely accepted method to determine the pressure profiles induced by wave overtopping behind the crest of a breakwater other than physical modelling. In this experimental study, the spatial distribution of overtopping pressures on a vertical structure is investigated at various distances behind a rubble mound breakwater with a crown wall. A 2D physical modelling study in presented in an attempt to derive a practical method for estimating these overtopping pressures. The variability of overtopping wave pressures behind the crest of a breakwater is also discussed. Rule of thumb guidelines are proposed which will contribute to better concept and schematic structural designs in advance of physical model testing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Coasts > Overtopping
Divisions: Coastal
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:54
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 09:54
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/1340

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