OVERTOPPING OF SEA WALLS UNDER RANDOM WAVES

D.M. Herbert, N.W.H. Allsop, M.W. Owen

Abstract


Over the last fifteen years a long running research programme has been undertaken at HR Wallingford to investigate the overtopping discharge performance of a wide range of sea walls. The research, which is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, is principally aimed at deriving methods to enable design engineers to determine the overtopping performance of a particular sea wall cross-section under a range of wave and water level conditions. The studies have generally used random wave physical model tests in order to collect data which can then be employed to derive empirical equations that describe the level of overtopping discharge.

Keywords


random waves; overtopping; seawall

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