Comparative study on breaking wave forces on vertical walls with cantilever surfaces

Dogan Kisacik, Patricia Verleysen, Philippe Van Bogaert, Peter Troch

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Abstract

Physical experiments (at a scale of 1/20) are carried out using two different models: a vertical wall with cantilevering slab and a simple vertical wall. Tests are conducted for a range of values of water depth, wave period and wave height. The largest peak pressures were recorded at the SWL (82 * ρghs) on the vertical part and at the fixed corner of the cantilever slab (90 * ρghs). Pressure measurements and derived force calculations on the simple vertical wall were used to evaluate the existing prediction formulas. A significant effect of the cantilevering part is observed on the total horizontal force and overturning moment of a simple vertical wall. This is due to secondary impact occurring on the overhanging part by a jet climbing on the vertical part.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th (2010) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2010
Pages888-894
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Sep 10 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jun 20 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other20th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2010
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period6/20/106/25/10

Keywords

  • Regular waves
  • Small scale tests
  • Wave breaking
  • Wave impact force
  • Wave impact pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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