WAVE FORCES ON ARMOR BLOCKS

M.A. Losada, R. Medina, M. Alejo

Abstract


Experimental measurements of hydrodynamic forces on a cubic block near the bottom under solitary waves were carried out. Horizontal and vertical forces were recorded and instantaneous and averaged values of hydrodynamic coefficients CD, C„ and C,_ for different boundary conditions, gap between block and bottom, e, and two or three-dimensional flow, were obtained. Horizontal and vertical forces were found to depend strongly on e/D, where D is the block side . Instantaneous values of hydrodynamic coefficients vary considerably during the wave passage and differ appreciably from the averaged coefficients.

Keywords


armor blocks; wave forces; forces on armor

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