Wind/swell seas and steep approach slopes - technical report on wave flume studies

Coates, T. and Jones, R. and Bona, P. (1998) Wind/swell seas and steep approach slopes - technical report on wave flume studies. Technical Report. HR Wallingford.

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HR Wallingford was commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to conduct a number of different research projects making use of similar physical model facilities. The projects were combined into a rolling programme of work using the Absorbing Wave Flume at HR Wallingford. The three principle projects were: (i) To study the effects of combined swell/storm (bi-modal) waves on wave overtopping on simple seawall structures (Sub-commission No. FD0202); (ii) To investigate the cross-shore response of shingle beaches to bi-modal and wind sea waves (Sub-commission No. FD0705); (iii} To study the importance of approach slope on the form of breaking waves and the subsequent effects on wave pressures on simple seawall structures (Sub-commission No. FD0201 ). Information obtained during the execution of these projects was also used to validate a nonlinear, surf-zone numerical model developed for MAFF under a separate commission (Subcommission No. FD0204), and to provide data to a European Union PROVERBS project relating to wave loading on vertical structures. This Technical Report documents the methods and results obtained from all of the studies within the rolling programme. Detailed discussions and conclusions drawn from the projects are presented in separate HR Wallingford reports.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Maritime > General
Coasts > General
Divisions: Coastal
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:45
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 09:45

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