Update of the eurotop manual: New insights on wave overtopping

Jentsje Van Der Meer, William Allsop, Tom Bruce, Julien De Rouck, Tim Pullen, Holger Schöttrumpf, Peter A Troch, Barbara Zanuttigh

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Quite some new insights on wave overtopping were achieved since the first submission of the EurOtop Manual in 2007, which have now resulted in a second edition of this Manual. A major improvement has been made on the understanding of wave by wave overtopping and tolerable wave overtopping that is connected to it. Many videos are available on the overtopping website that show all kind of overtopping discharges and volumes and may give guidance for the user of the Manual. The EurOtop Neural Network and the EurOtop database are improved and extended versions of the earlier NN and CLASH database. New insights and prediction formulae have been developed for very low freeboards; for very steep slopes up to vertical walls; for run-up on steep slopes; for overtopping on storm walls on a promenade; and for overtopping on vertical walls, where overtopping has been divided in situations with and without an influencing foreshore and where the first situation may be divided in non-impulsive and impulsive overtopping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2016
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ISBN (Electronic)9780989661133
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2016 - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: Nov 17 2016Nov 20 2016


Other35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2016


  • Manual
  • Overtopping volumes
  • Tolerable overtopping
  • Wave overtopping
  • Wave run-up

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography

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