FULL-SCALE MEASUREMENTS OF WAVE RUN-UP AT SEA DYKES

Uwe Sparboom, Joachim Grune, Sven Grosche, Mark Haidekker

Abstract


Wave run-up phenomena due to breaking waves acting on sea dykes are focussed in this paper. Field measurements at two locations of the North Sea Coast are reviewed and compared with full-scale investigations in the Large Wave Channel, Hannover. Commonly used design approaches on wave run-up at sea dykes are discussed. For some naturally shaped shallow wave spectra (Pierson-Moskowitz type) estimations are proposed for wave run-up, run-down and water front velocity in relation tp the wave height and to the breaker number.

Keywords


dike; run up; full scale measurements

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