Experimental study of overtopping performance for the cases of very steep slopes and vertical walls with very small freeboards

Peter A Troch, Justine Mollaert, Sofie Peelman, Lander Victor, Jentsje Van Der Meer, David Gallach-Sánchez, Andreas Kortenhaus

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Abstract

This article describes the investigation of average wave overtopping performance for sloping coastal structures characterised by very steep slopes (typically cot α <0.5) and very small freeboards. Based on experimental tests, performed in the large wave flume of Ghent University, the influence of the relevant hydraulic and geometrical parameters on overtopping is examined. Test set-up and test parameters are presented and discussed in detail in this paper. Furthermore, the established dataset, called UG13 dataset, is compared to prediction formulae from existing literature, including the limiting cases of zero freeboard and vertical wall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Volume2014-January
ISBN (Print)9780989661126
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 15 2014Jun 20 2014

Other

Other34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period6/15/146/20/14

Keywords

  • Steep low-crested slopes
  • Vertical wall
  • Wave overtopping
  • Zero freeboard

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography

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    Troch, P. A., Mollaert, J., Peelman, S., Victor, L., Van Der Meer, J., Gallach-Sánchez, D., & Kortenhaus, A. (2014). Experimental study of overtopping performance for the cases of very steep slopes and vertical walls with very small freeboards. In Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (Vol. 2014-January). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).