WAVE RUN-UP PREDICTION VS. MODEL TEST RESULTS: A COMPARISON

Peter E. Gadd, Victor Manikian, Jerry L. Machemehl

Abstract


Large-scale physical model test measurements of wave run-up are compared with wave run-up prediction derived from the Shore Protection Manual (SPM). Noteworthy discrepancies between the results of these two methods have been identified that include substantial overestimation of wave run-up elevations using the SPM approach, and computation of roughness coefficient values that vary as a function of wave steepness. The slope armors tested in the study at model scales of 1:3 and 1:4 include linked concrete matting and overlapped gravel-filled fabric bags.

Keywords


prediction vs. model test; run up

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