REDUCTION OF WAVE FORCES AND OVERTOPPING BY SUBMERGED STRUCTURES IN FRONT OF A VERTICAL BREAKWATER

B. Gonzalez Madrigal, J. Olivares Prud'Homme

Abstract


This paper describes some of the results obtained from e. series of model tests to measure wave forces and overtopping in a vertical breakwater located in a surf zone. The aim of the tests was to better design conditions; using submerged structures. With the sections proposed in this study, it is possible to achieve a considerable reduction in wave forcas and overtopping on vertical breakwaters.

Keywords


breakwater; wave force; force reduction; overtopping; submerged structure

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