AN INVESTIGATION OF THE WAVE FORCES ACTING ON BREAKWATER HANDRAILS

Atsushi Hujii, Shigeo Takahashi, Kimihiko Endoh

Abstract


We carried out model experiments to quantitatively elucidate the motion of overtopping waves on a caisson breakwater, with results leading to the development of an empirical model that can evaluate the maximum current velocity and depth of such waves on a breakwater. In addition, we developed a formula for calculating the wave forces acting on breakwater handrails, then confirmed its validity using field experiments.

Keywords


wave forces; breakwater; breakwater handrail

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