Numerical wave flume simulations of seawall overtopping

D. M. Ingram, P. Gao, D. M. Causon, C. G. Mingham, P. Troch

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Realistic simulations of wave overtopping require numerical methods which are able accurately to simulate the shoaling, breaking and possible overturning of waves prior to their impact on the seawall. It is a further requirement that the simulation continues after impact, modelling the formation of the overtopping jet and the reflection of the wave. Research at Manchester Metropolitan University funded under the CLASH project has been working towards the development of such a numerical code. AMAZON-SC, provides a numerical wave flume based on the free surface capturing approach. This paper describes progress on this numerical method and it's application to various cases including: a test problem involving wave overtopping of a smooth sea-dike and wave overtopping at Samphire Hoe near Dover in the UK.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2004, ICCE 2004
EditorsJane McKee Smith, Jane McKee Smith
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789812562982, 9789812562982
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2004 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Sep 19 2004Sep 24 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)0161-3782


Other29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography


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