PROFILE CHANGES OF ROCK SLOPES BY IRREGULAR WAVES

W. Gray Smith, Nobuhisa Kobayashi, Shuji Kaku

Abstract


Experimental data has been obtained to test the abilities and limitations of existing and new empirical predictive methods for breakwater profile changes under random waves. The thirty data points obtained within this study describe a structure that is neither solely statically nor dynamically stable, and have indicated the difficulties of empirical formulas in accounting for the complex wave and structural interactions affecting breakwater profile development. Data analyses have indicated that current empirical formulas are not able to predict the profile changes very accurately for the data obtained herein. However, qualitative understanding can be obtained based upon the application and adjustment of the formulas to the structure tested herein.

Keywords


rock slope; irregular wave; profile change

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