Experimental results of breaking wave impact on a vertical wall with an overhanging horizontal cantilever slab

Dogan Kisacik, Peter Troch, Philippe Van Bogaert

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Abstract

Physical experiments (at a scale of 1/20) are carried out using a vertical wall with horizontal cantilevering slab. Tests are conducted for a range of values of water depth, wave period and wave height. A parametric analysis of measured forces (F h and F v) both on the vertical and horizontal part of the scaled model respectively is conducted. The highest impact pressure and forces are measured in the case of breaking waves with a small air trap. Maximum pressures are measured around SWL and at the corner of the scaled model. The horizontal part of the scaled model is more exposed to impact waves than the vertical part. F h and F v are very sensitive for the variation of water depth (h s) and wave height (H) while variation of wave period (T) has a rather limited effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2010 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Jun 30 2010Jul 5 2010

Keywords

  • Breaking wave impact
  • Impact pressure and force
  • Vertical walls

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography

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